LAGRANGE, GA – DISA Group, a molding and casting technology company, has merged with Wheelabrator Group, a surface preparation technology company, to form a leading metallic parts enhancement company. The two companies, both owned by Mid Europa Partners, have been given official approval by the German Bundeskartellamt to complete the merger process, begun on Sept. 4, 2008.
 
Robert E. Joyce Jr., President and CEO of the newly merged company, commented, “Our central focus as a merged company is simple - enhance our customers’ metallic parts and components. We will do this by driving down their overall costs in two ways. First, we will focus on lowering their manufacturing cost per part and second, by providing a longer component life.” As a united organization, DISA Group and Wheelabrator Group employ 2,500 people across five continents and together serve such diverse industries as aerospace, automotive, energy, foundry, medical components, rail and marine.
 
Founded in 1900, DISA is a supplier of molding, sand and core technologies, and metal surface finishing systems. DISA serves an international customer base in over 50 countries with an emphasis on industrial manufacturers, foundries and metalworking industries.
 
Wheelabrator Group has a reputation for innovation spanning 100 years and is a leading provider of surface preparation equipment designed to clean, strengthen and polish metallic surfaces. Wheelabrator utilizes air-blast, wheel-blast and mass-finishing technologies to deliver these benefits to customers in over 100 countries.
 
Robert E. Joyce Jr. concluded, “The combined DISA and Wheelabrator teams present a tremendous advantage for our customers. Our technology can be found in multiple industries throughout the world. Our breadth of technical knowledge and local service delivery means that we can provide our customers with solutions to their technical challenges anytime, anywhere and in any language.”