Wheelabrator, DISA complete merger

May 6, 2009

DISA Group, a supplier of moulding, sand and core technologies and metal surface finishing systems, has merged with Wheelabrator Group, a provider of surface preparation equipment. Effective May 5, the two companies, both owned by Mid Europa Partners, were given official approval by the German Bundeskartellamt to complete their merger process begun Sept. 4, 2008.

Robert E. Joyce Jr., president and CEO of the newly merged company, said, "This is an incredibly exciting time for the company, our employees, and our customers. I am confident that the merger of DISA and Wheelabrator will provide our customers with world-class technologies and local service offers unparalleled in our industry.

"In preparation for the merger, the management teams from DISA and Wheelabrator have been working together to combine the best of both companies. 'Best of Both' became a theme during the planning process, and now it becomes reality as the result of all the planning comes to fruition."

As a united organization, DISA Group and Wheelabrator Group employ 2,500 people across five continents and together serve such diverse industries as aerospace, automotive, energy, foundry, medical components, rail, and marine.

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