January 23rd, 2020
Saint-Gobain Seals has acquired High Tech Metal Seals (HTMS), a designer and manufacturer of engineered metal seals for the industrial, energy and aerospace markets. It complements the business’ product range in offering tailor-made solutions in the sealing industry, after the acquisition of American Seal and Engineering Co. (ASE), a leader in technical sealing solutions also used in the energy and aerospace industries as well as in transportation, at the start of 2019. HTMS has developed a unique and differentiated niche positioning by providing very advanced metal sealing solutions for use under extreme temperature and pressure conditions. Created in 1999, HTMS employs about 50 people at one site in Belgium. This acquisition is in line with the strategy of developing technological niches. It will join the Mobility business, extending further the seals product range offering and solutions for critical applications. It will accelerate Saint-Gobain Seals’ growth, in particular in aerospace, and the business will benefit from a global sales platform, notably in Asia.