STC is a strategically important acquisition for our growth agenda in more areas than traditional powder metallurgy.
With STC Höganäs gets access to new markets and product groups within the premium segment for surface coating and additive manufacturing. The acquisition means that we start the building of a second strong leg in Höganäs’ business, next to metal powder for pressed and sintered components.
With this acquisition Höganäs wishes to secure Alvier’s continued development as an outstanding tool engineering company, providing world class support to PM customer and Industry and allowing new innovations to be realized within Mechanical as well as Electromagnetic automotive applications.
We see a great potential in Alvier’s offering by fully exploring optimal combinations of powder and tool in the compaction process. Alvier will also be vital to our efforts to apply new digital technology in future process and material solutions. Höganäs will support Alvier’s development and global ambitions so that it remains a strong and independent player.
The Alvier team is pleased to continue its work with a strong and reliable owner in the background. Our company now has optimal conditions for further innovative development in the exciting world of powder metallurgy
Kennet will be an important contributor to Höganäs, the Commercial department and the management team with his long experience and knowledge in our business and technology
Kennet has a great drive, team spirit and creativeness. He will be integral in forming Höganäs’ new and extended customer offering following the acquisitions of Metasphere Technology and STC
STC is an exciting company with attractive growth potential and a good strategic fit for Höganäs. STC’s broad product portfolio and strong trademarks will expand our existing product portfolio and add significant product development capabilities and know-how to Höganäs. The acquisition of STC also enables us to deliver to new customer segments within aerospace and adds a complementary geographic fit with STC’s strong presence in Europe in addition to our strong geographical presence in Asia and Americas. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to Höganäs and to collectively work towards achieving our targets and cement our position as the world’s leading manufacturer of metal powders.
“This is a unique process and Metasphere’s plant is top notch. We are excited about making the know-how and technology a part of Höganäs AB.”
“When we have scaled up to industrial production we will go to market with a broad spectrum of products, mainly within additive manufacturing, where there is a large demand for innovative materials.”
This is the first commercialization of our ground-breaking and disruptive technology, Cleanit® EC in Brazil. Now, we can showcase this green solution, establish its CAPEX-OPEX advantages, demonstrate the ease of running the system, and prove our ability to provide a site-specific solution.
“With Fredrik Emilson, Höganäs will have a CEO with a broad knowledge of the company’s customer base, products and organization. He has a documented ability to deliver healthy growth and good results and is a strong leader”.
“Rune has the right experience and competence to take on the challenge of building Höganäs’ brand and expand our market shares in industrial applications.”
In line with Höganäs’ vision, Digital Metal will further grow the market for metal powders as it can become a critical component and system manufacturing technology. It will add tremendous value to customers demanding minimal development time and mass customization. With this deal Höganäs acquires the best available technology within the field.