Klinger acquires distribution company Acorn Seals

Klinger, a Bradford-based manufacturer of industrial gaskets, is set to more than quadruple its share of the hydraulic seals market over the next four years, with the acquisition of European manufacturing Scottish distribution company, Acorn Seals.

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was announced last month and will create a Klinger distribution and customer service operation in Grangemouth, serving a thriving offshore oil industry.

The move is set to increase Klinger’s £2m hydraulic seals division to £10m by 2015, to compliment recent advances in the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries.

Acorn’s team of 25 engineering and production staff have transferred to Klinger and more recruitment is planned.