Fenner Gains Winfield Industries
Fenner Precision acquired Winfield Industries, Inc. on March 3, 2008. Winfield Industries will help expand Fenner’s technology base, production capabilities, product lines and the industries both companies serve, according to a Fenner Precision press release.
Winfield Industries has been in business for forty years at a Buffalo, New York facility, where it will continue under the Fenner Precision name to manufacture polyurethane and silicone rollers for digital imaging, medical and diagnostic imaging applications. Fenner Precision should bolster its ongoing research and development of high-performance polymer based rollers, supplementing this R&D with the manufacture of polyurethane mini-pitch timing belts, rubber flat belts and polyurethane and silicone tires for office automation and propulsion applications. With the acquisition, Fenner intends to focus on more inclusive product lines.
“Bringing together the Winfield and Fenner Precision businesses and products will enable us to offer a comprehensive, problem solving range of products to the paper propulsion industry and to our customers in the U.S., Asia and Europe,” says Mike Thompson, Fenner Precision president.
Jeffrey Oak, president of Winfield, says, “The combination of Winfield’s custom molded and Fenner Precision’s polymer-reinforced fabric technology will enable us to offer a broader range of solutions to our customers through a jointly formed global sales and marketing organization.”