On June 27, Stockholm, Sweden-based manufacturing and machinery solutions provider Sandvik announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interests of the Portugal-based company Frezigest, SGPS (“Frezite”).

Frezite manufactures polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tools for metal and wood applications, with exposure to the automotive, general engineering and aerospace segments. The company will be reported within Walter, a division within Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions, Sandvik said. 

“With the acquisition of Frezite, we take another important step in our shift to growth strategy. We have a clear ambition for our machining solutions business to increase our presence and strengthen our expertise in PCD tooling for lightweight materials,” says Stefan Widing, CEO and President of Sandvik.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions, Sandvik said.

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