FLSmidth has signed an agreement to acquire Decanter Machine, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and supplier of centrifugal technology to the global minerals industries. The transaction is subject to rezoning real estate that is expected to occur in September. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the transaction.
Decanter is recognized as a global leader in the manufacture of screen bowl, solid bowl and hyperbaric centrifuges for minerals applications. The company has more than 550 centrifuges installed across 11 countries. Decanter’s product and service range further includes rotor unit repairs, spare parts, field service and preventative maintenance. The company is primarily active within the coal industry and in the processing of fertilizer mineral potash.
With the acquisition of Decanter, FLSmidth complements the coarse particle centrifuge technology recently acquired with the Australian company Ludowici. With these two acquisitions, FLSmidth will have the complete range of centrifuge technology used for coal preparation, as well as in other FLSmidth priority industries, like fertilizer. Decanter’s extensive experience and strong know-how in the area of repair services, rotor unit rebuilding, field service and preventative maintenance will also enable FLSmidth to further strengthen this service offering within its minerals customer base.