The acquisition, announced at the Interphex conference in New York City, gives Garlock the widest range of high-end sealing solutions and process consumables, the Palmyra, N.Y. company said.
Sparta, N.J.-based Rubber Fab makes high-performance sanitary gaskets, hoses and fittings,expanding Garlock’s reach into the hygienic process industries.
“End-users, specification engineers and equipment manufacturers working across the pharmaceutical and bio-processing industry continue to demand more from their sealing and component suppliers,”Brad Lodge, Garlock’s VP of global sales & business development, said in prepared remarks. “By welcoming Rubber Fab into the Garlock family of companies, we can leverage the combined reach and experience of both companies, and ensure that we provide the largest portfolio of high performance sealing and fluid path solutions. This deal demonstrates our commitment to continued growth and innovation in this industry, and allows us to better serve customers across the world with our incredible range of process solutions.”