FEIN acquires Jancy Engineering

Iowa-based Jancy Engineering specializes in metal core drilling.
Jancy Engineering, Inc. is based in Davenport, Iowa.
With the acquisition of Jancy Engineering, German-based Fein expands its penetration in the metal coring market as well as its presence in the United States.

FEIN is acquiring the number-two firm in the American core drilling market, Jancy Engineering, Inc. FEIN is headquartered in southwestern Germany and is the original inventor of power tools. Its products are positioned in the premium segment and are designed to be extraordinarily reliable. The acquisition will boost its position in the North American metal market segment.

Jancy Engineering will remain under its current management after the acquisition. CEO Timothy Flaherty will manage operations.

With this acquisition, FEIN is expanding its capabilities in the important field of metal core drilling applications. Jancy Engineering of Davenport, Iowa is recognized as a key player in the development and production of HSS annular cutters and magnetic drills (marketed under the Slugger brand) as well as other specialty products for metalworking. These product capabilities are an excellent addition to the FEIN portfolio.

Their advanced technical capabilities and close relationships with professional users make Jancy Engineering an excellent fit for FEIN. Furthermore, Jancy's internal culture, marketing approach, and development capabilities are in line with FEIN's. This highly specialized manufacturer is the ideal partner for FEIN to reinforce its presence in the metal market segment. Jancy's close customer contacts will help FEIN capture more of the North American market.

FEIN anticipates close collaboration in R&D as well as synergies in the areas of production and procurement. Furthermore, adding value-creation functions in the United States will help FEIN counteract some of the currency risk associated with exporting.

Jancy Engineering’s main product lines are annular cutters and magnetic drills. Metal cutting circular saws and beveling machines for weld prep work are additional product lines. Jancy's locations will remain unchanged and all employees will be retained. Managers anticipate a fruitful exchange of experiences, market knowledge, and development capabilities.

FEIN has been represented in the United States by its subsidiary FEIN Power Tools, Inc. of Pittsburgh since 1978 and in Canada by FEIN Canadian Power Tool Co. in Ontario for 50 years.