ENTEK Manufacturing and Adaptive Engineering & Fabrication (AEF) are excited to announce the acquisition of AEF by ENTEK. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Based in Placentia, CA, AEF is a significant supplier of material handling systems specializing in difficult to handle and convey materials. As a specialist in extrusion and downstream processing equipment, ENTEK has partnered with AEF on many projects, and ENTEK and AEF have worked together as customer and supplier for many years. Combining the companies was a natural next step in the relationship and an opportunity to provide a more streamlined platform for customers.
ENTEK and AEF have each enjoyed recent significant growth. “Together we will be able to leverage our teams to better serve our customers. We will be even better positioned to share resources and deploy systems that will make building a plant or buying equipment solutions from the combined ENTEK AEF teams an even better experience,” said Kim Medford, President of ENTEK Manufacturing.
AEF will remain at its current location in Placentia. As part of the transaction, all of the AEF employees will stay with the company and Rick Buschini and Chuck Nadolski will continue to lead the sales, development, and installation of material handling equipment with the support of the ENTEK engineering and project management teams.
“Together we will be able to grow our combined company to provide our equipment and engineering services to customers in North America and beyond. Combining with ENTEK’s international footprint and knowledge provides us a platform to better serve our current and future customers both domestically and internationally,” said Rick Buschini, VP Material Handling Sales.
As ENTEK grows its manufacturing capabilities in its recently opened plant in Henderson, NV, it will build both extrusion and material handling equipment in this location, providing the necessary space and additional resources to support the growth of the combined companies.