The Weir Group PLC announced that it has purchased the R. Wales group of companies (“R. Wales”) a leading Canada-based manufacturer of wear resistant linings. Weir has extended its leading presence and capabilities in global mining and oil sands markets with the acquisition of the R. Wales group of companies. The company is now doing business as R. Wales, Specialty Rubber Products and will be a part of the Weir Minerals Division.
With Canadian facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, and a US facility in Arizona, R. Wales designs and manufactures rubber lining for pipes, tanks, chutes and hoses and specializes in custom rubber and urethane molded products. Additional products include high pressure pipes and spools, material conducting hose, and gate valves. The acquisition extends Weir’s aftermarket position in the production and servicing of a wide range of rubber lined wear components for the North American oil sands and mining sectors and complements the existing customer base and product portfolio.
Weir Chief Executive, Keith Cochrane, said: “The R Wales Group enhances the Group’s presence in important growth markets. The Wales Group develops our leading aftermarket offering in the minerals and oil sands sectors, enabling us to deliver quality products more quickly to our customers.”
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