Unifrax Acquires Alfatec
August 21, 2009
Unifrax I LLC announced that through a U.K. subsidiary, Unifrax Europe Holdings Ltd., it acquired Alfatec Feuerfest-Faser-Technik Gesellschaft and sister company Alfatec Feuerfest-Vertrieb Gesellschaft. Austria-based Alfatec manufactures vacuum-formed shapes and other fabricated products made from ceramic and other fibers. The business has approximately 27 employees, who will all join the Unifrax European team. Alfatec also has an ownership position in a joint-venture company in China called Alfiso that will be a part of the Unifrax acquisition. Alfiso’s main business is vacuum forming of ceramic fiber shapes. Johann Haberreiter, the former owner of Alfatec, founded the business in 1986.