Chart Industries recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fronti Fabrications for $20 million.
Fronti is a specialist in engineering, machining and welding for the cryogenic and gas industries, and also supplies new build pressure vessels and performs repairs with certification to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code.
The combination of Fronti’s vacuum cold box fabrication experience and its facility in a key geographic location for cryogenics immediately allows Chart to optimize their manufacturing under the ‘One Chart flex manufacturing’ umbrella. This increases Chart’s under-roof cold box fabrication capabilities by approximately 25% as well as providing additional capacity for battery assembly, perlite cold box fabrication, and specialized vessel and skid fab capabilities to serve global customers.
Chart will also use this location for repair and services staging, as it is very convenient to our United States industrial gas customers’ installed base.