David Brown and Santasalo Merge to Serve Growing Gear Customer Base

U.K. based David Brown Gears and Finnish based Santasalo Gears have come together to form global engineering company.

U.K. based David Brown Gears and Finnish based Santasalo Gears have come together to form global engineering company.

June 3, 2016—
David Brown and Santasalo merged on June 1st to create David Brown Santasalo. With more than 1,000 employees, seven major manufacturing plants and 23 service centers across six continents, the business is ideally equipped to serve its growing customer base in commodities, marine, defense, power, industrial and consumer end markets. Through its highly responsive and capable local teams, David Brown Santasalo brings the connectivity and responsiveness to support the specific needs of more than 5,000 customers worldwide.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead a business with such a diverse, international team," said Thomas Burley, CEO, David Brown Santasalo. "We now combine extensive sales and service presence in all regions with a world-class engineering and manufacturing capability. David Brown Santasalo covers varied end markets including naval ships, minerals processing and the manufacture of a wide range of pulp and paper products. Across all these markets, our core differentiator is our fundamental capability to design and engineer gear systems for the world’s most demanding applications. We are committed to maintaining and growing this through continued investment in our people and manufacturing capabilities over the coming years."

Burley said David Brown Santasalo's strategy moving forward is to "Expand our sales and service network, becoming ever more local to our diverse customer base, use our in-depth gear engineering knowledge to enhance our product offering and support our customers in their end markets and invest further in world-class manufacturing, ensuring we have full production capability in key regions to meet the growing demand for our products.”

Jim McColl, chairman and CEO, Clyde Blowers Capital added,"In bringing together David Brown and Santasalo, we have created a large scale industrial gearing business with proven management, highly complementary products, a unique global service network and increasingly efficient manufacturing. Whilst both have progressed well independently, we now have a business with all the necessary attributes to further grow and develop as an industry leader."

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