FLSmidth buys Morse Rubber

Danish cement and mining equipment and solutions provider FLSmidth has acquired US company Morse Rubber.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / June 2, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
FLSmidth says the acquisition of Morse Rubber will expand its mill liner capacity
FLSmidth says the acquisition of Morse Rubber will expand its mill liner capacity

Based in Iowa, Morse Rubber manufactures and markets specialised, heavy-duty rubber products for mineral processing, among others. Morse Rubber was formed more than three decades ago and has 23 employees. All employees will be transferred to FLSmidth as part of the acquisition.

FLSmidth Mining says the acquisition fully supports its CORE´26 strategy, which includes targeting service growth through strategic investments and prioritisation. 

The company says it is the global market leader in large grinding mills and, as such, has a clear ambition of strengthening its service offerings around these products, especially for mill liners where FLSmidth has been capacity constrained in some regions.

The Morse Rubber competences will be adding advanced molding capabilities for rubber and composite mill liners, as well as screen media and various rubber and rubber ceramic wear components, to the existing FLSmidth service offerings. With this FLSmidth says its mill liner capacity will be significantly increased, enabling a stronger service offering to FLSmidth’s North American and Latin American customers. 

“We have a clear ambition of improving our capture rate for mill liners on our own installed based,” says Joshua Meyer, service line president of FLSmidth. "This requires more capacity, and the acquisition of Morse Rubber should be seen in this light. With this acquisition we will be able to offer cost and quality competitive mill liners combined with local presence, local production, and proximity to our North American and Latin American customers."

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, and FLSmidth says it does not impact financial guidance for 2023.

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