Entek Manufacturing Acquires Adaptive Engineering & Fabrication

Entek has partnered with AEF on many projects

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 4, 2022

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Entek Manufacturing has acquired Adaptive Engineering & Fabrication (AEF). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Based in Placentia, CA, AEF is a supplier of material handling systems specializing in difficult-to-handle and convey materials.

As a specialist in extrusion and downstream processing equipment, Entek has partnered with AEF on many projects, and Entek and AEF have worked together as customer and supplier for many years. Combining the companies was a natural next step in the relationship and an opportunity to provide a more streamlined platform for customers.  

Entek and AEF have recently enjoyed significant growth. “Together we will be able to leverage our teams to better serve our customers. We will be even better positioned to share resources and deploy systems that will make building a plant or buying equipment solutions from the combined Entek AEF teams an even better experience,” said Kim Medford, president of Entek Manufacturing.

AEF will remain at its current location in Placentia. As part of the transaction, all AEF employees will stay with the company and Rick Buschini and Chuck Nadolski will continue to lead the sales, development, and installation of material handling equipment with the support of the Entek engineering and project management teams.

“Together we will be able to grow our combined company to provide our equipment and engineering services to customers in North America and beyond. Combining with Entek’s international footprint and knowledge provides us a platform to better serve our current and future customers both domestically and internationally,” said Buschini, VP material handling sales. 

As Entek grows its manufacturing capabilities in its recently opened plant in Henderson, NV, it will build both extrusion and material handling equipment in this location, providing the necessary space and additional resources to support the growth of the combined companies.

About Entek

Entek manufactures turnkey production extrusion systems, twin-screw extruders, and components. It is a leading supplier of extrusion technology for natural fiber-plastic composites, pelletizing, custom compounding, specialty sheet lines, food and medical applications, and plastics recycling. For more than 30 years, Entek has been an innovator and leading global designer and producer of microporous battery separators for lead-acid and lithium batteries. Entek is headquartered in Lebanon, OR, with manufacturing facilities in the UK and Indonesia.


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