Sunnen Products Co. Acquires BTA Heller

 

Sunnen Products Co. has acquired BTA Heller Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of deep hole tooling and systems for primary hole generation.

 

 

Sunnen/BTA Heller

 

Sunnen Products Co. has acquired BTA Heller Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of deep hole tooling and systems for primary hole generation. This move aims to expand Sunnen’s honing expertise to include tooling for initial hole creation and other complementary bore sizing and finishing processes. The company will retain the BTA Heller name as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sunnen, as the companies build on natural synergies to offer complete bore creation and finishing solutions.

“BTA Heller is a natural fit for Sunnen. Our companies complement each other very well, and BTA Heller’s reputation in the industry for deep hole drilling expertise is unsurpassed,” says Chris Miltenberger, president and COO of Sunnen. “The transfer of knowledge between the two companies will create a unique value proposition for our customers.”

The Heller roots trace back to Germany more than 100 years ago. BTA Heller started in 1952 in Troy, Michigan, as American Heller. In 2007, the company changed its name to BTA Heller, and it has continued to produce unique tooling and processes for gun drilling, single tube, BTA, and double tube/ejector drilling systems, among others.

“We have developed various tools and systems for creating intricate internal profiled deep hole drilling from 0.5” to 36” diameter,” says Mark Sollich, president and CEO of BTA Heller. “To combine forces with Sunnen and its bore geometry expertise creates a company not found anywhere else in our industry. No one company can provide a total bore solution from the creation of the primary hole to the final bore finish specifications like we can.” Mr. Sollich will continue at the helm of BTA Heller after the acquisition.