Maag Pump buys Gala Industries

Gala Industries (Eagle Rock, VA), a maker of underwater pelletizers, centrifugal pellet dryers and process solutions, has been bought by Maag Pump Systems AG (Oberglatt, Switzerland), a business unit of Dover Corp. (Downers Grove, IL). The deal is expected to close later in the fourth quarter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gala's Eagle Rock, VA, plant.

Gala Industries Inc., founded in 1959, developed a strong global reputation for engineering, manufacturing and application expertise across a diverse range of materials used in many end-markets, including the medical, food and beverage, adhesive and compounding industries. The Company’s strengths are its depth in experienced personnel and its dedication to customer service and equipment performance.

Maag is a global maker of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, and filtration systems for plastics and other industries. Both companies will maintain their existing brand names, which include Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing Systems and Gala Industries. Maag employs more than 500 associates and has operations in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Brazil and the U.S.

“This combination with Maag will provide us greater penetration into the global polymer market through Maag’s strong sales and service channels, as well as an exciting expansion of services and product offerings” says David Bryan, President and CEO of Gala Industries.

“The addition of Gala’s innovative products will further enhance Maag’s strong position in underwater pelletizers and centrifugal dryers and globally position the combined company as a leading provider of equipment for the polymer and compounding industry,” Maag said in a statement.

The combined business will be headed by Ueli Thuerig, President of Maag.

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