SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — GE announced that it has completed the acquisition of Metem Corporation, a U.S.-based provider of precision cooling hole-manufacturing technologies that enable turbine engines to function more efficiently, saving costs, increasing operation time and reducing emissions. The acquisition was closed less than 120 days after GE first announced its intent to purchase in December.
“Gas turbines coupled with services are the core of GE Power, and Metem’s acquisition will help achieve synergies by improving the overall cost base of products and enhancing the GE Store capabilities for customers,” said Mike Chanatry, VP of gas power systems supply chain, GE Power. “We’re excited to welcome Metem’s employees to GE, and we’re expecting a fast and seamless integration.”
GE and Metem have had a very strong relationship since the 1970s, driven by Metem’s record of innovation and technology development and the strength of its workforce. At the time of the acquisition close, GE was Metem’s largest customer. This acquisition is strategic for GE Power, as demand for advanced manufacturing technologies significantly increases as products evolve.
Chanatry says that GE expects to build out the capabilities and capacity of the Metem network. Metem’s entire workforce of approximately 270 employees, as well as the company’s facilities and resources in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Hungary, will be integrated into GE over the next six to 12 months. Metem’s headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, will be transformed into a Center of Excellence for GE Power.
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