Berkshire Hathaway’s Marmon Holdings Inc. has acquired AP Emissions Technologies, a leading innovator of emissions control products serving the North American automotive aftermarket. The company is one of the largest tubing manufacturers in the U.S., producing 6,000 miles of tubing per year.
The acquisition was effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Goldsboro, North Carolina, AP Emissions Technologies is a vertically integrated manufacturing operation with plants in Hobart, Indiana, and Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
In total, the company employs more than 750 people.
“Marmon was the right buyer for our employees, our customers and our suppliers to take AP to the next level and carry on the company mission,” noted previous owner Vange Proimos. “AP and Marmon have the same principles: investing in its most valuable asset, its people, while remaining focused on developing category leading innovations for the customer.”
The AP management team will continue to lead the business under the leadership of Rich Biel, president and longtime Marmon executive. “I am excited to work with Gary Nix and the whole AP team as we begin this new chapter of an outstanding company,” Biel said. “As part of Marmon, AP will accelerate investments in innovation and automation to make our products even better and grow in value to our customers.”
© 2023 David Mazor
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