This acquisition follows an initial investment in Dysol/Dynamold in 2010 and the acquisition of Magchem (Montreal, Canada) in 2011 to reinforce Socomore’s position in North America around its core business - high added-value specialty chemicals used in critical surface preparation, processing, protection, and control operations.
“The North America market, including Mexico, is a priority for our development. I am very proud that we have managed to join our companies under the Socomore banner. Socomore shares the same goal as Dysol and Dynamold: meeting our strong customers’ expectations to provide them our aerospace-approved products through the world. They need solid global partners as they themselves are establishing subsidiaries and subcontractors on a worldwide basis” said Frederic Lescure, Socomore CEO.
Socomore - North America* key figures
- More than 60 years of aerospace market experience in Canada and 45 years in the United States
- A product range approved by more than 40 aerospace worldwide key players
- 1 manufacturing site in the USA , 1 long-term manufacturing partner in Canada
- 12% of the group turnover (based on 2012 turnover)
- 15 people dedicated to innovative product developments
*including Dysol Inc., Dynamold, Inc. & Magchem Inc.
Socomore has now a subsidiary based in Montreal, Canada and two subsidiaries in Fort Worth, Texas which offer large and complementary product ranges:
- Dysol solvents,
- Dynamold moldable shims , NDT and replication materials,
- Magchem engine product line,
- Socomore surface treatment and preparation product ranges.
“I’m convinced that this operation will benefit our North American customers. For our companies, being part of Socomore means more resources to supply them products specially tailored to meet their needs“ said Jim McKinney, previous Dysol CEO who now leads the North American subsidiaries. Legal entities, products and teams remain the same as before with a dedicated focus to customer satisfaction and innovative solutions.
To facilitate communication with the customers, the three companies and product ranges will now be gathered under Socomore name and its holding company, Méaban SA will become Groupe Socomore SA. The teams will be happy to answer your questions and introduce the complete lineup of Socomore products at the MRO show in Atlanta next April.
Press Contact: Jim McKinney, Vice President North America
Socomore is a European based company created in 1972 representing in 2012 US $ 42 M sales in 2012, 130 employees and 10 subsidiaries throughout the world. Dysol supplies solvents, chemical products, lubricants and specialty fluids. The company also offers tailor-made repackaging solutions. Its subsidiary Dynamold manufactures and distributes a wide range of moldable shims for the aeronautical and shipbuilding industries.