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March 2015







manufacturer and distributor of aircraft

ground support equipment, hydraulic

press machine tools, press brakes,

hydraulic presses and shears, has

announced the acquisition of Fenn LLC.

Fenn president Paul Uccello said: “This is

a great outcome for our customers and

our companies, and we couldn’t be more

excited about our future together. With

other businesses in capital equipment

manufacturing, we believe QPI has the

right combination of business experience

and resources to allow Fenn to continue

to develop and produce high quality


Fenn will continue to produce custom

engineered machinery to customer

specifications, whether it be rolling mills,

wire flattening and shaping, drawbench

or turks head applications. In addition,

Fenn will also continue to offer its

industrial line of products including

Torin spring coilers, swagers and impact

cut-off machines. With all of its product

lines, Fenn will also commit to a renewed

focus on machine service and spare parts


QPI operates in two segments: machine

tools and aircraft ground support

equipment. QPI’s machine tools segment

consists of Multi-Press, Pacific Press and

Fenn. With roots tracing back to the

1920s, Multi-Press is a provider of hi-tech

hydraulic and electrical control presses

including a full line of bench, floor model,

and four-post configurations.

Pacific Press provides hydraulic press

brakes, shears and presses in North

America, manufacturing a broad range of

metal forming equipment. In the aircraft

ground support equipment category,

Columbus Jack has served the aviation

industry for decades, providing ground

support equipment to commercial,

military and civilian aircraft clientele.

Commenting on the transaction, Quality

Products Inc president David Somers

said: “This acquisition continues the

expansion of our businesses in metal

working machinery and equipment. We

welcome Fenn into the Quality Products

organisation, and we are excited about

the ability to increase our product

offerings and penetrate new markets.”

Quality Products Inc – USA



Quality Products completes Fenn acquisition

New Niehoff agency for

France, Tunisia, Algeria

and Morocco

Since January this year, Maschinenfabrik

Niehoff has been collaborating with a

new representative for France, Tunisia,

Algeria and Morocco.

Sequem has taken over the support in

the mentioned Niehoff sales areas from

Sifem, a company with which Niehoff had

worked together for more than 40 years.

Sequem, based at Lezennes on the

outskirts of Lille, France, has been

representing Niehoff in Belgium and

Luxembourg for ten years.

The family-run business cooperates with

about 30 manufacturers of machinery for

the wire, cable, wire processing and other

sectors of the metal working industries.

Sequem – Services et Equipements

Industriels sas – France