PLC Holding of France acquired Wisconsin Oven Corp., a manufacturer of industrial ovens for the aerospace, automotive, composite and finishing industries. PLC Holding is now comprised of Elmetherm, Elino, Wistra, Wisconsin Oven and Mecarom Dotcom LTD. PLC Holding has a worldwide presence with offices located in the U.S., Germany, France, Romania, India and China. This acquisition will strengthen Wisconsin Oven’s global positioning in the industries it serves and broaden the range of capabilities and products it offers.

PLC Holding’s target markets include automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemical, technical ceramics, porcelain, automation, refractory materials and powder metallurgy. PLC Holding provides engineering and manufacturing for material-handling systems, automation systems, and heat-treating ovens and furnaces. Wisconsin Oven is located in East Troy, Wis., southwest of Milwaukee and northwest of Chicago. The company’s standard and custom industrial ovens are used for a multitude of applications, including heat treating, finishing, drying and curing.