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Luvata Oy Acquires Dawson Shanahan Group, Strengthening Presence in Copper Component Market

by Anna

In a strategic move aimed at expanding its copper solutions portfolio, Luvata Oy has completed the acquisition of Dawson Shanahan Group, a prominent European producer of specialized copper and metal components serving diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, power distribution, and industrial markets.

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Pekka Kleemola, President & CEO of Luvata Group, highlighted the significance of this acquisition in alignment with Luvata’s growth strategy, emphasizing the company’s commitment to becoming a leading provider of copper solutions that benefit society and the environment. Kleemola emphasized the growing importance of e-mobility, electrification, and green transition, identifying Dawson Shanahan as a strategic fit within Luvata’s business portfolio.

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Dawson Shanahan will integrate into Luvata’s Formed Products Business Unit (FPBU), which boasts a global presence with manufacturing facilities in Delaware (Ohio), Welwyn Garden City (UK), Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Suzhou (China). Dirk Greywitt, Executive Vice President of FPBU, emphasized Dawson Shanahan’s expertise in copper component fabrication, positioning Luvata to address the surging demand for precision copper components used in electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe and beyond.

Greywitt underscored the critical role of high-purity copper and nonferrous materials in EV production, noting Europe’s accelerating adoption of electric vehicles as part of a broader global trend toward phasing out combustion engines.

Expressing enthusiasm for the collaboration, Greywitt welcomed the Dawson Shanahan team into Luvata, emphasizing the combined strength and capabilities that will drive innovation and meet the evolving demands of the EV market.

David Dawson, founder and owner of Dawson Shanahan, conveyed his satisfaction with the acquisition, highlighting the shared values and customer-centric approach between the two companies. Dawson expressed confidence in Luvata’s global brand and its role in facilitating Dawson Shanahan’s growth within the green revolution.

Under Luvata’s ownership, Dawson Shanahan’s management team, led by Les Reeves as Managing Director, will continue its operational responsibilities, ensuring continuity and leveraging collective expertise to deliver enhanced value to customers in the rapidly evolving automotive and industrial sectors.

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