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Unicor buys Canadian machine builder Adescor

July 4, 2013

Unicor GmbH, German manufacturer of pipe corrugating equipment, is expanding its operations to North America through the acquisition of Adescor Inc.

Exeter, Ontario-based Adescor makes and distributes downstream equipment for corrugated pipe extrusion lines, including saws, cutters and bell in-line trimmers.

According to Unicor, Adescor’s key market has been North America, and the two companies have a history of working together on some projects.

Unicor’s Tony Kime will become president of Adescor. The previous president, Bill Kime, will retire but be available as a consultant for the company.

Unicor expects the deal will help it reach customers in North America, by giving the company a base with which it can offer local service and support .

“As of now, we will add the Adescor-program to the Unicor range of products and offer them worldwide. Unicor’s managing director Klaus Kaufmann said in a news release.

Unicor will present the Adescor product line at its exhibition stand at the K show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

GAW Group Pildner-Steinburg Holding, a family-run industrial holding company based in Graz, Austria, bought Unicor in October.