Pyrotek has bought the assets of Infinity Machine Inc., a Tulsa, Okla.-based company that manufactures individual section (IS) machine components and other equipment for the global container glass manufacturing industry.
The addition of Infinity’s product line, provides an opportunity for Pyrotek to increase its range of consumable products and level of support to glass customers around the globe.
“Because Infinity and Pyrotek had been serving the same customers (including Saint-Gobain, Ardagh and Owens-Illinois, among others), this expanded business line will allow Pyrotek sales engineers to broaden the scope of products and services offered to container glass manufacturers,” stated Tim March, Pyrotek’s Global Glass Industry Business Unit Manager.
Infinity, which was launched in the 1999, employs 20 people, all, including owner David Bridgewater, will remain with Pyrotek.
The Tulsa operation acquired by Pyrotek manufactures precision machined parts and assemblies critical to an IS machine’s operation including blank-and-blow mould holders with upper and lower inserts and a blank mould cooling system.
It also manufactures a servo stacker mechanism with more than 70 units in operation worldwide. Products will be marketed as Infinity IS Technology by Pyrotek.
“It is our intention to help container glass manufacturers improve performance by providing a consistent supply of high quality consumables including IS machine and Lehr stacker technology,” March stated.