Lamons specializes in producing gaskets for petroleum refining petrochemical power generation and pulp and paper industries Its purchase of Wulfrun expands its range of product offerings and increases its global market coverage

Drilling Components Producer Expands Again

March 27, 2013
U.K. company produces specialized bolts Purchase enhances capabilities in EU

Lamons, a TriMas Corporation subsidiary, completed a $9.6-million acquisition of Wulfrun Specialised Fasteners Ltd. The latter is a British company that designs and manufactures specialized bolting systems and CNC machined parts for use in heat-resistant, pressure-resistant, or corrosion-resistant applications. Among its customer groups are the oil-and-gas, pipeline, and power industries.

Houston-based Lamons is a gasket, fastener, and specialty bolt manufacturer for petroleum refining, petrochemical, power generation, and pulp and paper industries.

“This new acquisition enhances our capabilities throughout Europe,” stated Lamons president Kurt Allen. “The ability to provide specialty bolts to new and existing customers, as well as the ability to supply gaskets to existing Wulfrun customers provides Lamons with additional growth opportunities throughout Europe.”

In recent years Lamons opened several sales and service branches around the world to serve its global customers better.

Also, last July it bought CIFAL Industrial e Comercial Ltda., and in January of this year it acquired Gasket Vedações Técnicas Ltda. Both are Brazilian companies; the first produces specialty screws, bolts, cases, washers, anchors, threaded bars, nuts, and similar parts; and the second produces ring-type joints for drilling, and other gaskets for refining and petrochemical production.

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Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)

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