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Nelson Global Makes Brazilian Acquisition

Posted on May 1, 2013

Nelson Global Products Inc., a global supplier of tubular and exhaust products for commercial vehicle markets, announced that it has acquired Metalurgica Envall, a family-owned tube and hose assemblies manufacturer in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. No financial terms were disclosed.

 "This acquisition of Envall broadens Nelson's global footprint and product portfolio, expanding beyond our previous manufacturing and marketing reach into North America, Australia, India and China," said Sergio Carvalho, president of Nelson's On-Highway business unit. "Our strategic plan remains focused on expanding our product portfolio for our customers, plus we will enable the Envall operation to diversify into other market segments beyond off-highway and agricultural vehicles," added Carvalho.

Envall manufactures hydraulic and structural tubes and low-to-high pressure hydraulic hoses for a range of mobile applications including agricultural equipment. The company will continue to operate its 90,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant under the leadership of Irenivo Pereira, formerly a co-owner of the 20-year old operation and newly-appointed general manager.

"Nelson is a richer and deeper manufacturing player with the addition of Envall," said Tom Gosnell, CEO of Nelson. "This transaction is in response to customer requests that we extend our presence into the Brazil and broader South American markets. We are very enthusiastic about this first step here."

This is the second acquisition Nelson has undertaken in the last two months. Earlier, it acquired Water Works Manufacturing, Cambridge, Minn. Nelson said that purchase enabled the company to grow its capabilities into advanced metal forming for the power sports and infrastructure related industries.

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