Platinum Equity finalises purchase of Ecka Granules

December 8, 2010

December 8, 2010

Following an announcement in September (see news) the sale of Ecka Granules to US investment firm Platinum Equity has now been finalised. Platinum Equity announced that it has acquired substantially all material assets of Ecka Granules, the German based manufacturer and distributor of metal powders, based in Fürth. The acquisition which includes copper, aluminum and magnesium powder manufacturing plants and sales offices will, upon registration of all share transfers include Australia, Austria, Bahrain, China, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland, the U.K. and the United States.

Platinum also owns SCM Metal Products, the US manufacturer and distributor of metal powders with production facilities in the United States and China. Platinum acquired SCM in November 2008.

“Ecka Granules is synonymous with quality products and leading-edge technology, and the brand aligns perfectly with SCM’s customer-focused business model,” said Jacob Kotzubei, the partner at Platinum who led the Ecka Granules transaction. “This acquisition is part of an ongoing strategy to expand our presence in the metal powders space. Ecka Granules is an excellent strategic fit in our portfolio.”

Ecka Granules and SCM are both expected to benefit from shared ownership, though each company will continue marketing under its own brand. SCM President Barton White will serve as CEO of both companies.

Mr. White noted that by combining SCM and Ecka Granules’ technical capabilities and complementary footprints, and supporting them both with Platinum’s operational and financial resources, this acquisition creates tremendous potential for growth.

“We can now offer customers a unique, international combination of manufacturing plants, technical support and direct sales and marketing channels in the United States, Asia and Europe,” explained Mr. White. “By expanding our reach and moving closer to customers around the world, we can decrease lead times and optimize our plants to improve the supply chain and ultimately increase value.”



News | Articles | Market reviews | Search directory | Subscribe to e-newsletter

December 8, 2010

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Phoenix Sintered Metals: A story of transformation, growth and community from America’s PM heartland
  • World PM2024 Yokohama: The stage is set for the PM industry to find a path to sustainable growth
  • The state of Europe’s hard magnets industry and the challenge of optimising the mass production of Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
View online
Share via
Copy link