Las Vegas-based Westfall Technik Inc. has acquired Delta Pacific Products and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Prism Plastics Products Inc. and NxTBio Technologies, to continue growing in the medical device and health markets.
Westfall has made 14 acquisitions in less than two years, focusing on plastics firms in the tooling, medical, packaging and consumer products sectors.
Founded in 1988, Delta is an injection molder and contract manufacturer for mostly medical device and life sciences OEMs, such as Abbott, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic. Delta also has customers in the aerospace, technology and consumer products markets but mostly serves established OEMs and the large and growing medical device startup businesses in the San Francisco Bay area.
A combination of Delta's business niches, customers and locations made it an attractive acquisition, Merritt Williams, Westfall Technik's vice president of sales and marketing, said in a phone interview.
"To grow our health care group, we've got to be where the customers are, and that's the Bay area, Minneapolis and New England," Williams said, adding that NPI Medical in Connecticut was previously acquired.
Delta has U.S. facilities in Union City and Fremont, Calif., which are 33,000 square feet and 20,000 square feet, respectively. The Union City site employs about 150 while the Fremont plant had four employees when it opened in March 2018.
Delta's footprint will expand to scale up alongside its customers, Westfall said in a May 10 news release.
Delta President and CEO Yuan Tian chose to join Westfall Technik to expand its services and production capacity.
"We can now offer our customers high-volume production, device assembly and rapid precision toolmaking throughout the United States and through Westfall's extensive sales team, can offer our services to customers we could never previously reach," Tian said in the release.
The acquisition gives Westfall Technik a presence near the Minneapolis area through Delta's subsidiary, New Richmond, Wis.-based Prism Plastics, which is an injection molder for the medical, consumer electronics, security and recreational vehicle markets. Founded in 1999, Prism has 19,080 square feet of space, 40 employees and 18 presses ranging from 18-385 tons, molding mostly engineering thermoplastics.
Westfall also acquired Delta subsidiary NxTBio, which is based in Claremont, Calif., and has a second manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, producing products used in life science labs such as pipettes, filter tips, strip tubes, vials, multi-well plates and sample containers.
Westfall Technik says its ability to engineer and build high-volume production systems will accelerate the growth of the subsidiary's products sold under the BioPointe Scientific, Goldengate BioScience and National Scientific brands.
Westfall says it can provide its acquired businesses competitive advantages, such as automation, correlative molding processes and effective Industry 4.0 concepts, and the customers of its acquired businesses with decreased time to market, traceability from pellet to pallet, and supply chain security.
Terms of the Delta deal were not disclosed. Westfall was represented by MBS Advisors of Florence, Mass., in the transaction.
When Westfall Technik formed in 2017, founder and managing director Brian Jones had said the goal was to create a world-class company to serve market leaders at a significantly higher quality and productivity level. The firm immediately began growing by acquisition and hasn't slowed down.
Westfall now operates more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space and continues to look for more deals. The holding firm is strategically going after specific assets, locations, and intellectual property.
"We're technology and solution-set oriented," Williams said. "Our pipeline is highly active as we look to add business units in healthcare, packaging and technology. It's got to fit with technology being the driver."
Westfall Technik doesn't plan to reduce the workforce at the acquired businesses.
"We've learned every business has its own heartbeat and culture," Williams said. "We want to leverage skill sets and assets. Employee reduction is never part of our plan."