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Garlock strengthens UK industry position with PTM acquisition

Written by JOC, posted in Client News on February 2, 2009

Garlock (Great Britain) Limited, leaders in sealing technology, have acquired PTM (UK) Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of sealing solutions.  The acquisition supports Garlock’s growth in an important market and complements its acquisition of Northern Gaskets and Mouldings in December last year.

PTM is a rubber moulding and gasket fabrication company dealing specifically in custom sealing solutions, gaskets and insulation materials.  It distributes high quality seal products and gasketting materials, including Garlock GYLON® and Pharmaseal™.   Employing 40 people over two sites in Stockport and Wrexham, PTM has established a reputation for high quality ‘on demand’ service and specialist expertise in the chemical, pharmaceutical and OEM markets.

The acquisition brings the benefits of Garlock’s strong innovation, research and development and lean manufacturing skills directly to the end user of its sealing technology solutions. It also enhances the products and services Garlock provides to its customers, through an increased focus on operational excellence.

Stuart Phythian, Managing Director of Garlock (Great Britain) Limited, commented, “PTM is a well established distributor and manufacturer of sealing products and brings considerable engineering expertise to Garlock’s UK operation. We further expect our combined customers to benefit from Garlock’s global expertise in sealing technology applications alongside PTM’s knowledge and awareness of its customers’ needs.

This is another step in Garlock’s vision to become the global leader in industrial sealing solutions.