Abtex Corporation in Dresden, NY, was acquired by The Malish Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial and industrial brushes, custom plastic extrusions, rotational molding, and other specialty products headquartered in Mentor, OH.
“This is a giant leap forward in the evolution of two well-established and industry-leading companies,” said Jason Saner president of Abtex. “We look forward to leveraging the combined power of two highly-regarded companies as we mutually pursue expanding business opportunities.”
Since being founded 1980, Abtex has become a world leader in brush deburring systems and technologies. The company’s deburring solutions are commonly found in aluminum extrusion and powder metal manufacturing operations, as well as in fine-blanking and finishing/polishing operations.
“Abtex has become iconic in the deburring industry as the only company in the world that custom designs and manufactures its own machines and brushes to work in perfect synchronization,” said Jeff Malish, president and CEO of Malish Corp. “We are delighted to welcome them into the Malish family. This acquisition will further diversify our product line, and further enhance both companies’ ability to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers.”
Following the acquisition, Abtex will remain a standalone entity, operating out of its current headquarters and manufacturing facility. Jason Saner will continue on as president of the company and all 36 current employees will remain with the company. Customers and suppliers should see no change in business operations.
“Jason Saner will continue to lead his very talented team, and customers and suppliers will see no change in Abtex business operations,” added Malish. “We count on Abtex to continue manufacturing the world’s finest deburring brushes and systems as part of the Malish organization.”