The Schenck Process Group has bought Process Components Ltd (PCL), a UK-based designer and manufacturer of powder processing and handling equipment, components and spare parts serving the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries from EPIC Private Equity.

PCL’s brands include kemutec, KEK-GARDNER, PPS Air Classifier Mills and mucon.

Jay Brown, president of Food, Chemicals & Plastics at Schenck Process, said: “The acquisition of PCL with its very well established product lines, a large installed base as well as a great reputation of its brands KEK-GARDNER, PPS Air Classifier Mills, mucon and kemutec enriches the expertise and capabilities of Schenck Process. We are delighted to add key process steps in the area of mixing, milling and classification for our customers.”

Anthony Goodwin, managing director of PCL, will continue to lead the business under Schenck Process Group ownership. “By consolidating our product portfolios with Schenck Process, we are excited to round off our supplied solutions towards offering complete systems to customers throughout the food, chemicals, pharmaceutical and environmental industries, thereby marking an important step in both companies’ growth plans,” said Goodwin.