Global materials science company Hyperion Materials & Technologies, headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, USA, has acquired GLE Precision, Bridgeport, Michigan, a manufacturer specialising in high-precision small parts, extreme surface finishes and tolerances. Hyperion intends for this acquisition to enhance its abilities to offer finished components made of tungsten carbide and other hard and super-hard materials to a wider range of customers.
“We are very excited to add GLE’s highly complementary precision manufacturing capabilities to our global footprint and decades-long legacy of materials innovation,” stated Ron Voigt, CEO of Hyperion. “GLE possesses unique knowledge in the manufacture of precision tooling, dies, components and other special wear parts. Together we can greatly expand the products and services we offer to a more diverse set of customers, especially those who manufacture high-value products in the waterjet cutting, semiconductor, fibre optics, medical and aerospace industries.”
Founded in 1961 as a manufacturer of plug and ring gages, GLE has evolved into a leading name in precision machining by its work to solve complex machining problems. The company precision grinds tungsten carbide, ceramic and other hard exotic materials, and produces custom parts, all to customer specifications.
“We specialise in extreme tolerances, small parts and high surface finishes that cannot be accomplished by many others in the world, and we build relationships with our clients to empower them by turning their visions into reality,” commented Clint Bucholz, president and General Manager, GLE. “The skilled and experienced team that has been vital to our growth and success is thrilled to join Hyperion, which shares our values and commitment to developing innovative solutions for customers worldwide.”
Voigt concluded, “Bringing GLE into the Hyperion Materials & Technologies family creates exciting possibilities for applying our materials expertise, and we look forward to this enhanced ability to deliver solutions to customers around the globe as we continue to focus on service, innovation and growth.”