We are pleased to announce the purchase of Thin Metal Parts LLC (TMP) by Engineered Materials Solutions LLC (EMS). Thin Metal Parts (www.thinmetalparts.com) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is an ITAR registered company which has built a strong business providing micro components to the defense, aerospace, medical, audio and other markets. TMP has used their photochemical etching, electroforming, laser cutting technologies, combined with rapid prototyping services to supply high precision parts to their customers. Stephen Trahey, President of Thin Metal Parts says “Thin Metal Parts has been a leader in the manufacturing of high-precision micro-components for over 20 years. By joining forces with Engineered Materials Solutions and becoming part of the Wickeder Group of companies, we will be able to tap into a deep pool of resources, positioning us to better meet our customer’s evolving needs.”

The Wickeder Group’s portfolio already includes three companies in Europe that produce micro-components very successfully. TMP complements the portfolio perfectly and expands market opportunities in the North American market. Paul Duffy, CEO of Engineered Materials Solutions noted “This acquisition expands the breadth of products and markets served by EMS and aligns with the Wickeder Group’s capabilities in the micro-components industry. We look forward to helping TMP expand their global reach, enhance their production technologies, and build broader relationships with their key customers.”

EMS is a 100+ year old US company producing functional clad metals for a broad range of products and markets, including the li-ion battery, electrical distribution, thermal controls, consumer electronics, automotive and others. EMS (www.emsclad.com) is a part of the Wickeder Group, a German family-owned global manufacturing group with 15 manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe and Asia.