ANDRITZ Acquires Delta, BC-based Tristar Industries

Oct. 8, 2011 - ANDRITZ said that it has acquired the assets of Tristar Industries Ltd., a company that specializes in the machining, fabrication and assembly of products with high-grade metals.

ANDRITZ will operate the former Tristar facility in Delta, British Columbia, as the Delta Service Centre for its PULP & PAPER's service business.

“We have anticipated the rapidly rising transportation costs and other logistical issues, and have been looking for a facility in the Northwest,” said Carl Luhrmann, Senior Vice President of ANDRITZ. “This acquisition is a good fit for us. The experienced employees, reputation, and geographic location of the Tristar operation make it ideal for servicing customers in the Western United States and Canada.”

The Delta Service Centre will be dedicated to supporting rebuilds of pulp and paper equipment such as continuous digesters, M&D digesters, vacuum washers, twin roll presses, Compaction Baffle Filters™, thick stock pumps, and recausticizing filters. ANDRITZ Service Account Managers will continue to be the customer's single point of contact for all ANDRITZ products.

SOURCE: ANDRITZ