SencorpWhite, known in the medical device packaging industry for its CeraTek family of constant-heat sealers, has acquired impulse sealing machinery provider Accu-Seal. According to Kent Hevenor, VP of CeraTek Sales for SencorpWhite, Accu-Seal will be a wholly owned subsidiary of SencorpWhite and will maintain its own brand identity as Accu-Seal.
The acquisition positions SencorpWhite and Accu-Seal to work together to produce automated systems that utilize Accu-Seal’s impulse sealing technology. SencorpWhite has made recent strides in automating the sealing process. According to Hevenor, “there is a push for an increase in automation versus manual processes. This acquisition will help SencorpWhite by allowing us to utilize the automation expertise of our home office in concert with Accu-Seal’s impulse sealing technology to develop the right solution for every customer.” New systems will be offered in both proprietary custom and standard configurations, the company reports.
Hevenor tells PMP News that “one of the challenges that we are seeing for medical device manufacturers is an increased pressure for risk mitigation from regulatory bodies. Automation is the primary solution to this challenge and this acquisition will benefit Accu-Seal by providing them access to more engineering resources from the SencorpWhite home office to provide customized solutions to meet these risk mitigation needs.”
In addition, Hevenor also notes that “larger device manufacturing companies are undergoing a lot of merger and acquisition activity, and there is a flurry of new start-up business entering the medical device space.” To address this trend, SencorpWhite and Accu-Seal can now offer a greater range of products to serve both start-up companies and large manufacturers, says the spokesperson. “Also, with a larger geographic footprint we are now able to provide longer business hours and enhanced service capabilities with a bi-coastal operation that brings us closer to our customers,” he says.
Accu-Seal will continue operations in San Marcos, CA, allowing both Massachusetts-based SencorpWhite and Accu-Seal to extend service and engineering support. “Medical device manufacturers can expect to receive the same great quality products and services that they have come to expect from both SencorpWhite and Accu-Seal along with extended business hours, improved service capabilities, a greater geographic presence and more support every step of the way,” says Hevenor.
Adds Brian Urban, CEO of SencorpWhite: “SencorpWhite’s acquisition of Accu-Seal adds to our current sealer offerings and helps us expand our reach. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity that broadens our capacity, increases the markets we serve and enhances our ability to provide excellence in customer service and support.”
“When looking for a buyer, we wanted one that would not only strengthen the Accu-Seal brand, but also share in our company’s commitment to innovation, product quality and customer service, sustaining the legacy we have worked to build over 45 years,” stated Accu-Seal’s General Manager Lesley Jensen. “SencorpWhite meets that criteria, and we are looking forward to working together to continue to deliver the reliability and value our customers expect.”