Nutec Bickley has acquired GFC Kilns’ intellectual property and hired its key employees as part of the integration process. GFC is an Australia- and China-based kiln company with 38 years of experience in the ceramic industry. Nutec Bickley’s new Australia office will cover the Asian market, including parts and service to existing GFC customers. The acquisition strengthens Nutec Bickley’s global position.

Nutec Europe has acquired Procal, a Spanish ceramic-fiber vacuum form business. The acquisition, plus Procal’s ceramic-fiber plants in Mexico and Brazil, reinforces Nutec’s global position in the ceramic-fiber business.