Sunnen Products Co. Acquires BTA Heller

The acquisition is intended to expand the honing systems manufacturer’s capabilities to include tooling for initial hole creation as well as bore sizing and finishing. 

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Sunnen Products Co. (St. Louis, Missouri) has acquired BTA Heller, a manufacturer of deep-hole tooling and systems for primary hole generation. The company aims to expand its honing capabilities 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.

“BTA Heller is a natural fit for Sunnen. Our companies complement each other very well,” says Chris Miltenberger, Sunnen president and COO. “The transfer of knowledge between the two companies will create a unique value proposition for our customers.”

BTA Heller started in 1952 in Troy, Michigan, as American Heller. In 2007, the company name changed to BTA Heller. It has continued to produce tooling and processes for gundrilling, single-tube drilling, BTA drilling, and double-tube/ejector drilling systems, among others. Its tools and systems can create intricate internal-profiled, deep-hole drilling from 0.5" to 36" in diameter, according to the company.  

BTA Heller President and CEO Mark Sollich will continue to helm the company under the Sunnen umbrella. 

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