On December 16, 2014 it was announced that SMT International LLC, the manufacturer of AMTECH solder pastes and process support products, was acquired by INVENTEC Performance Chemicals, a leading global manufacturer of solder paste, conformal coating and precision cleaning solutions.
The merged companies will operate as INVENTEC Performance Chemicals USA (INVENTEC USA), a division of the Dehon Group. This acquisition expands INVENTEC’s global footprint to North America and its product offering with AMTECH solder paste and process support products.
Commenting on the deal, Leigh Gesick, former President of AMTECH and now INVENTEC’s Director of US Operations “this merging of SMT International’s and INVENTEC’s resources offers major advantages to AMTECH customers, providing broader access to an expanded range of world-class products and services, and broaden global distribution channels for AMTECH SMT solder products.
Patrice Rollet, INVENTEC’s global Managing Director added, “the INVENTEC/AMTECH merger is a critical step in expanding our presence across North America. INVENTEC will also bring expertise and product lines in precision cleaning through its PromosolvTM and TopkleanTM precision cleaning and coating ranges, and through its long term partnership with 3M.