Hotwork USA has joined the Munich, Germany-based industry service group Robur.

It means Hotwork USA has partnered with Robur companies Excelsius and FIOS to service clients with glass industry furnaces.

The move gives the group a global approach in furnace service offerings for clients in the glass, metals, cement and hydrocarbon industries.

Tom Graham, President and CEO of Hotwork said: “Robur gives us the platform to grow further, providing additional resources while at the same time keeping the structure, processes, team and management in place that our clients and colleagues have appreciated and valued so much since Hotwork was founded.”

Justin Jones, Vice President at Hotwork, said: “The glass, metals, cement, and hydrocarbon industries are truly global industries, and we are facing the challenge of offering a modern global capability for our clients.

“Together with ROBUR and our now sister companies Excelsius and FIOS, we are strengthening our global offering for industrial furnaces”.

Florian Kopp, co-founder of Robur and Managing Partner of Greenpeak Advisory Group, a Robur investor said: “Tom and Justin quickly saw that the whole group is a true partnership, that we share the same values and work ethics.

"We therefore very quickly came to common grounds and are happy, that Hotwork is now part of Robur and our hot service offering.”

Founded in 2015 Robur has more than 3,000 colleagues and will report revenues of more than €300 million in 2023.