FOMAS Group is pleased to announce, that effective October 10, it acquired Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine, LLC (Ajax) based in York- South Carolina.
Under its long term vision & medium term management targets, FOMAS Group has sought to expand its
seamless ring rolling business not only through organic growth but also by actively pursuing
opportunities to acquire companies in the rolled rings industry.
This takeover further strengthens FOMAS Group’s position in the seamless rolled rings market as Ajax’s
capabilities are highly complementary to those of FOMAS Group, with limited product overlap.
The joining of forces with Ajax, will give FOMAS Group a strong presence in the US & through the mutual
sharing of the existing brands and business relationships it will increase the sales opportunities.
The operation is strategically aligned with the FOMAS Group’s objective to provide turnkey solutions,
from forging and ring rolling to a fully finished machined & preassembled part.
This acquisition confirms the Group’s financial soundness and it will not only fortify the Group’s presence
in the US, but it will be a further challenge to grow experience and know-how in new markets.
“The acquisition of Ajax is another important step in our journey to excel in the forging industry” said
Jacopo Guzzoni, Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of FOMAS Group.” This transaction will
strengthen our presence in the US, where a local production site will be regarded very positively by our
customers. It will toughen our global presence, reinforcing the fact we are not a local company limited to
a specific area, neither part of an oversized Group. We can be considered as a mid-sized multinational
between smaller and larger firms, with the ability to network both locally and internationally.”