April 15, 2008
ABP Induction LLC, Dortmund, Germany, and Pillar Induction Co. LLC, Brookfield, Wis., have combined their operations into ABP Induction LLC. Both companies are owned by CM Acquisitions, a Chicago-based investor.
Pillar and ABP have worked together since ABP Induction was formed through the acquisition of the ABB Group's foundry systems business unit in 2005.
ABP Induction provides induction melting and heating systems and aftermarket services to foundries, forging operations, and manufacturers worldwide. Pillar Induction developed the first solid-state power supply and followed it up with the first transistorized induction power supply, ABP reports.