David Brown and Santasalo merge to form David Brown Santasalo

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UK: Mechanical power transmission companies David Brown and Santasalo merged on 1 June 2016 to create David Brown Santasalo. Clyde Blowers Capital, an industrial investment firm based in Scotland, owns the business.

The merged company intends to serve markets in commodities, marine, defence, power, industrial and consumer end sectors. Its core business lies in gear engineering and power transmission products. The new company contains more than 1000 employees, seven major manufacturing plants and 23 service centres across six continents.

“David Brown Santasalo covers varied end markets including naval ships, minerals processing and the manufacture of a wide range of pulp and paper products. Across all these markets, our core differentiator is our fundamental capability to design and engineer gear systems for the world’s most demanding applications,” said Thomas Burley, Chief Executive Officer of David Brown Santasalo. He added that the company intends to focus on expanding its sales and service network, enhance its product offering and invest in its manufacturing base around the world.

Last modified on 08 June 2016

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