Curtiss-Wright Acquires F.W. Gartner Thermal Spraying, Ltd.


Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced in a press release on the 3rd January 2013 that they acquired F.W. Gartner Thermal Spraying, Ltd.

F.W.Gartner were established in 1923 and employ, at their two Houston Texas facilities (both ISO9001 accredited), approximately 115 people, with sales in 2012 reaching US$ 24 million.  The name of the company has been retained and operates under the Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) business segment.

F.W.Gartner has been providing wear and abrasion resistant coatings to the energy and power generation markets and pioneered the application of thermal spray coatings. Thermal spray coatings are used to protect critical components and enhance their lifespan and performance and are suitable for use in a varety of industries including aerospace, oil and gas and power generation among others.

Metal Improvement, who operate as part of the CWST business segment, are extremely excited by this new acquisition and the added expertise it will bring to our own thermal spray operations facility based in Derby.  Our state of the art purpose built booths offer both plasma and HVOF coatings and with the addition of the Houston facilities brings the total number of booths we operate Worldwide to in excess of 50.

Please contact us for more details on thermal spray technology.

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