German Wieland Group has acquired The Miller Company, a Connecticut, U.S.-based distributor of a wide range of copper-based alloy strip, serving customers across the States.
Wieland, a family-owned business with a 200-year history, is a global manufacturer specializing in the copper and brass industries, including tubes for transcritical CO2 applications.
The acquisition, which was completed in July through an asset purchase transaction, will broaden Wieland’s global distribution network, and further strengthen the company’s position on the North American markets. Wieland’s current network includes 75 facilities and around 8,000 employees worldwide.
“The Miller Company customers can expect Wieland to continue to meet their needs for high quality strip made of copper, copper alloys and special alloys in North America and across the world through expanded access to Wieland’s world-class manufacturing capabilities, reliable distribution network, and excellent customer service,” Wieland said in a statement.
One of the company’s popular products for the HVAC&R industry are the K65 CO2 copper alloy pipes. First introduced to the market 15 years ago, sales went slow, but now, with the advent of transcritical CO2 in many markets around the world, sales have picked up massively. “everybody wants it,” said Sales Manager Florian Diesch, during last year’s EuroShop.
Wieland’s K65 piping isn’t just suitable for CO2 applications though. It is also used for chiller tubes, as it isn’t as thick as conventional piping and thus reduces the required material.
The Miller Company customers can expect Wieland to continue to meet their needs for high quality strip made of copper, copper alloys and special alloys in North America and across the worldWieland
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