Twin Disc to acquire Veth Propulsion

By Tony Esposito
Wed Jun 13 2018, 16:20 PM

Power transmission specialist buys Dutch firm for US$58.6m

Twin Disc announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veth Propulsion Holding BV and its wholly-owned subsidiaries for approximately US$58.6m.

Twin Disc, a worldwide manufacturer of power transmission technology and equipment for marine and land-based applications, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It has been partnering for the past two years with Veth, a 65-year old provider of propulsion and power control products that is based in Papendrecht, Netherlands.

“The companies share similar cultures based on providing customers with high-quality products and leading design, engineering, and manufacturing services,” says John Batten, Twin Disc president and CEO, in a statement.

“Veth Propulsion has extensive experience in engineering and product development that will enhance our current product portfolio,” continues Batten. “Innovations like Veth Propulsion’s industry-recognized Hybrid Drive and Integrated L-Drive will open new markets and opportunities for growth for Twin Disc.”

For calendar 2018, Veth Propulsion is expected to achieve sales of US$60m.

As part of the acquisition, Twin Disc expects to close a new $50m asset-based line of credit and $35m term note.