Galvatek is now owned by Belgian company John Cockerill, formerly known as CMI Group. Galvatek was acquired by CMI Group/John Cockerill in February 2019. John Cockerill is an established engineering company with global activities in five continents, some 6000 employees and annual turnover of approximately €1.2 billion. Despite the owner’s name change, our customers can continue to identify and find us by the Galvatek name.
John Cockerill’s global industrial customer base and long experience in the project business in different environments and cultures are valuable assets for Galvatek too. Galvatek has been a part of bigger companies also in the past, but this time our owner is an internationally recognised and experienced industrial equipment and service provider with a lot to offer in terms of our future development and growth.
Galvatek’s business consists mainly of surface treatment plants for the aviation industry, where customer references, trust and financial strength are essential. John Cockerill therefore opens up new possibilities in this sector and strengthens our position in the global markets.
John Cockerill has introduced a strategy to develop the surface treatment industry globally and especially within the growing aviation industry. This is well in line with the efforts that Galvatek has made earlier on a smaller scale. John Cockerill now has three business units working towards this common strategy: Sleti in France, Tempro in China and Galvatek in Finland.
Joining forces with John Cockerill enables us to improve our service network for existing Galvatek customers, as well as to reach new customers in emerging markets. Galvatek welcomes the new ownership and company name and is excited to start working with our sister companies under the John Cockerill umbrella.