HOUSTON (Sept. 9, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Mikron Industries Inc. and Profine International Profile Group GmbH will share technologies, in a partnership between vinyl window extruders in the United States and Europe.
The companies announced the news on Sept. 8. Mikron, based in Kent, Wash., is a division of Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. Profine is based in Troisdorf, Germany.
The cooperation agreement covers technology only and does not include the companies selling each other's window profiles, according to Profine spokesman Martin Schweppenhäuser. “It's about development or products,” he said by phone from Germany.
Mikron President David Wemmer could not be reached for this story. But in a news release, he said the partnership “provides a framework to share technologies aimed at driving revenues in global markets, enhancing product offerings and sharing best practices, which can improve processes, productivity and costs.”