Heavy truck interior systems supplier Blachford Acoustics Group has purchased European supplier TMAT Acoustic Technologies Ltd.
TMAT supplies polyurethane floor mats, headliners and trim for agriculture and construction equipment end markets in the United Kingdom. The company's capabilities include compression molding, reaction injection molding and composites fabrication.
Blachford has had its eye on TMAT for years, John Blachford, the company's president, said in a statement.
“Way back in 1995 we tried, unsuccessfully, to make a license agreement with TMAT, because we very much needed to be manufacturing polyurethane mats in North America. We also needed a partner in the U.K. or Europe,” he said. “Now, finally, we have actually bought TMAT, which has recently become a very successful company. The extent to which TMAT's product line complements ours and our line complements theirs is remarkable, and will result in great opportunities for the growth of both companies.”
TMAT will retain its brand and identity and continue manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Chesterfield, England, a news release indicates.
Blachford Acoustics' parent company, Blachford Inc., is based in West Chicago, Ill.