Sandvik acquires US heating element producer Custom Electric Manufacturing

August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018

Sandvik acquires US heating element producer Custom Electric Manufacturing

Custom Electric’s headquarters in Wixom, Michigan, USA (Courtesy Custom Electric Manufacturing Co.)


Sweden’s Sandvik AB has acquired the privately-owned Custom Electric Manufacturing Co., Wixom, Michigan, USA. The company is a leading manufacturer of original equipment and replacement heating elements for electric and gas furnaces on the North American market, and is said to offer more than seventy-five years of heating element design experience.

In 2017, the company reported revenues of $5.2 million. It employs around twenty staff and is said to operate a strong sales network in North America. Following its acquisition by Sandvik, the company will continue to market its products under its own brand.

Göran Björkman, President, Sandvik Materials Technology, commented, “Through this acquisition we add further strength to our leading position in industrial heating systems. I am pleased to welcome the Custom Electric Manufacturing team into Kanthal and Sandvik Materials Technology.”

The business will be reported as part of the Sandvik’s Product Area Kanthal within the business area Sandvik Materials Technology. Both parties have reportedly agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

August 14, 2018

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