Winn & Coales International Acquires Global Viscotaq Business

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Corrosion prevention and sealing products manufacturer Winn & Coales International Ltd. (London, United Kingdom) announced the acquisition of the global Viscotaq business, including viscoelastic protective coatings formulator and manufacturer Amcorr Products and Services (San Antonio, Texas, USA). 

The patented Viscotaq product range is used for corrosion prevention and sealing applications on vital infrastructure across a broad range of sectors. The unique, self-healing technology offers asset owners long-term protection against corrosion, according to representatives of Amcorr, which was founded in 2000.

“We feel honored being part of the Winn & Coales family now,” says Edwin Welles, president of Amcorr and co-investor of the Viscotaq technology. “A similar business culture, with a privately-owned structure and a technology driven mentality was a natural fit for us. The acquisition will give Amcorr the opportunity to grow rapidly, both nationally and internationally and above all, guarantee dedicated service and supply to existing and future clients across the globe.”

For more than 90 years, the Winn & Coales International Group of companies has worked to create bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions to provide protection against corrosion and chemical attack to buried and exposed pipes, valves, fittings, steelwork, marine structures, tanks, and concrete bunded areas. As such, the acquisition of Amcorr is aligned with a focus on investing in and providing the highest quality corrosion prevention solutions.

“The acquisition of Amcorr is particularly exciting for the company, as the Viscotaq product line enhances and complements our existing range of coatings, which are already well established in the market,” says Chris Winn, chairman of Winn & Coales International. “We are now able to offer all corrosion prevention technologies to our customers, and we look forward to building on our leading brands further with our new colleagues at Amcorr.”

After 138 years of trading, Winn & Coales International Ltd. remains a privately-owned business. Through seven subsidiary companies in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand along with a global network of distributors, they provide solutions to corrosion problems all over the world.

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