Sealing the deal

Garlock (Great Britain) has acquired PTM, a manufacturer and distributor of sealing solutions with sites in England and Wales, in order to improve its research and development capacity and expand operations.

Garlock currently has 18 global operations and employs more than 1,700 people. The deal follows Garlock’s recent acquisition of Northern Gaskets and Mouldings in December and is expected to increase the company’s product and service offerings.

PTM employs around 40 people at its two manufacturing sites in Wrexham and Stockport. The group specialises in providing an on-demand service in sealing products for the chemical, pharmaceutical and OEM markets.

Stuart Phythian, managing director of West Yorkshire-based Garlock (Great Britain), said: ‘PTM is a well-established distributor and manufacturer of sealing products and brings considerable engineering expertise to Garlock’s UK operation.

‘We further expect our combined customers to benefit from Garlock’s global expertise in sealing technology applications alongside PTM’s knowledge and awareness of its customers’ needs.

‘This is another step in Garlock’s vision to become the global leader in industrial sealing solutions.’