Hypertherm acquires Omax

Omax Corporation, a manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, and Hypertherm, a US-based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, have announced the successful closing of a previously announced agreement to establish Omax as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hypertherm.

The agreement, first announced on March 20, formally combines Omax’s direct drive pumps, software, and applications technologies with Hypertherm’s complementary portfolio of intensifier-based pumps and abrasive recycling systems.

“As one of the world’s top waterjet manufacturers, we are excited to officially join forces with a company that shares our values and vision to deliver the industry’s broadest and most technologically advanced line-up of waterjet products,” said Omax co-founder and CEO John Cheung.

“The Hypertherm culture and business philosophy is remarkably similar and complementary to Omax, and I have no doubt, the company I founded will keep a keen focus on the needs of our valued customers, as we have done for the past 25 years. The Omax Corporation, and all it stands for, is in great hands with a very bright future ahead of it.”

“We are confident the combination of Omax and Hypertherm will advance our strategy of delivering diverse, technology-driven cutting solutions focused on dramatic improvements in customer outcomes. In uniting with Omax, Hypertherm can combine the strengths of two highly talented engineering groups – Omax engineers in Washington state with our waterjet group in Minnesota – to accelerate new waterjet technologies to market,” said Hypertherm president and CEO Evan Smith.

“We have great respect for Omax and its products and look forward to working closely with the Omax team to build upon its founding legacy.”

Based in Kent, Washington, USA Omax Corporation is a global leader in advanced abrasive waterjet systems that cut virtually any material and thickness. Owner of the Omax, Maxiem, GlobalMax, and ProtoMax brands, the company provides a comprehensive selection of JetMachining Centers that feature intuitive software controls and incorporate the most efficient pump technology available.

Hypertherm designs and manufactures industrial cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables.

For more information contact Craig Sterly of Hypertherm on email craig.sterly@hypertherm.com or visit www.hypertherm.com