Published on September 3, 2014

Accella acquires Zeus Tyrefill

Crain News Service report

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 3, 2014) — Accella Performance Materials Inc. has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems G.m.b.H. to expand the firm’s tire fill operation globally.

Zeus is a manufacturer of tire fill systems and flatproofing products for heavy duty industrial and off-the-road vehicles in Europe, South Africa and Australia. Based in Dortmund, Germany, the company has extensive polyurethane manufacturing capabilities, Accella said.

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It will become a subsidiary of Accella, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of custom polyurethane products, specialty vinyl plastisols and recycled rubber products. Its tire fill business now consists of subsidiaries Arnco, Pathway Performance Polymers and Zeus.

Financial details were not released.

Accella, which is part of private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners’ group of companies, has seen its revenues rise to more than $300 million in the last two years, and “Zeus helps to strengthen the Accella polyurethanes platform,” according to John Televantos, a partner at Arsenal Capital.

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This report appeared on the website of Rubber & Plastics News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business

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