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Fenner Precision Polymers Acquires Fabri Cote, Specialty Manufacturer of Custom Coated Textiles

Fenner Precision Polymers Acquires Fabri Cote, broadening the global technical textile and coated fabric portfolio and expanding market presence.

(February 3, 2020, Manheim, PA) - Manheim based Fenner Precision Polymers, a member of the High Tech Materials Division of the Michelin Group, is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets and business of Los Angeles based Fabri Cote, founded in 1970, which operates as a specialist manufacturer of custom coated textiles.

Fabri Cote joins the growing Fenner Precision Polymers Business Line, with operations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Lincoln UK, and Shanghai China. Fenner Precision Polymers provides polymeric, metal, and textile based industrial solutions that add recognized value to motion control, power transfer, and related applications.

Fabri Cote is a market leader in development and production of custom rubber coated fabrics primarily for aerospace applications. Solving problems for customers with innovative, high quality solutions has positioned Fabri Cote in the industry as a trusted partner. ISO:9001 and AS9100C QMS certifications ensure continually improving performance for all customers.

All employees of Fabri Cote have been offered positions in the new unit of Precision Polymers.

According to Jack Krecek, Fenner Precision Polymer’s Managing Director, “I am pleased to welcome Fabri Cote to the Fenner family. This acquisition is part of an ongoing effort to build a complete coated fabric and technical textile portfolio which is targeted at numerous end use markets. Fabri Cote brings an innovative product line, strong technical design capabilities, and exceptional, long term customer relationships.” Krecek added, “As part of our integration strategy, we plan to invest in additional capacity to improve lead times and enable growth that the market is clearly experiencing.”

Robert Bacall, President of Fabri Cote, stated “Fabri Cote has nearly 50 years of experience creating custom rubber coated fabrics for a wide variety of customers. We are excited about the new partnership with the Fenner family and the tremendous resources they bring. This new partnership will allow Fabri Cote to build upon its strong foundation, delve into new markets, and expand our capabilities on a whole new level.”

For further information regarding Fenner Precision Polymers US operations, please contact:
Dawn Pappas
Sr. Marketing Manager
311 West Stiegel Street
Manheim, PA 17545
(717) 664-8605
[email protected]

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