CECO Environmental Expands Industrial Offering with Acquisition of UK-Based Noise Control Technology Company
DALLAS, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (Nasdaq: CECO) ("CECO"), a leading environmentally focused, diversified industrial company whose solutions protect people, the environment, and industrial equipment, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Wakefield Acoustics, Ltd. ("Wakefield"), a UK-based design and manufacturing firm specializing in advanced industrial, commercial and environmental noise control systems.
The addition of Wakefield to CECO's Thermal Acoustics business platform advances CECO's leadership position within the industrial silencing and noise attenuation segment by adding a range of solutions and access to new geographic markets and industrial segments. Wakefield's current managing director, Kevin Stills, will remain with Wakefield and work within Thermal Acoustics and across CECO to drive strategic growth. The Wakefield acquisition is the latest in CECO's programmatic M&A program of the past 12 months, with 2023E revenue expected to exceed $10 million.
"I am excited to welcome Wakefield Acoustics and their excellent leadership team to CECO Environmental. Wakefield is an industry-recognized brand, with more than 40 years of engineering leadership in the industrial acoustics market. With our complementary suite of products and solutions, CECO will be well-positioned to expand in the high growth energy and green markets in Europe and beyond," said Todd Gleason, Chief Executive Officer, CECO Environmental Corp. "The acquisition fits perfectly within our strategy to advance our industrial air leadership position while also accessing additional energy transition markets for sustainable growth."
ABOUT CECO ENVIRONMENTAL
CECO Environmental is a leading environmentally focused, diversified industrial company, serving the broad landscape of industrial air, industrial water and energy transition markets globally providing innovative solutions and application expertise. CECO helps companies grow their business with safe, clean, and more efficient solutions that help protect people, the environment and industrial equipment. CECO solutions improve air and water quality, optimize emissions management, and increase energy efficiency for highly engineered applications in power generation, midstream and downstream hydrocarbon processing and transport, electric vehicle production, polysilicon fabrication, semiconductor and electronics, battery production and recycling, specialty metals and steel production, beverage can, and water/wastewater treatment and a wide range of other industrial end markets. CECO is listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "CECO." Incorporated in 1966, CECO's global headquarters is in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.cecoenviro.com.
ABOUT WAKEFIELD ACOUSTICS, LTD.
Wakefield Acoustics, Ltd. is a UK-based design and manufacturing firm that provides advanced industrial, commercial and environmental noise control systems, serving the power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical, commercial construction and infrastructure, water and wastewater, recycling and general manufacturing industries. The business is accredited with ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001. For more information on the company, please visit www.wakefieldacoustics.co.uk.
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