Upstate-Based Roy Metal Finishing, Inc. Acquired by Dutch Technology Company

Greenville, S.C. – Sept. 6, 2018 – Roy Metal Finishing, Inc. (RMF) announced today that it has been acquired by Aalberts Industries N.V., a public Dutch technology company, founded in 1975 and based in 50 countries world-wide. RMF, a 57-year-old family-owned business, has grown substantially through the years to become one of the top providers of corrosion resistant coatings to the automotive, heavy truck and industrial/recreational vehicle markets in the southeastern United States. End customers include BMW, Mercedes, VW, Ford, GM, FCA, Volvo, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai/Kia, John Deere and Caterpillar. The acquisition will provide an opportunity for RMF to expand its services and broaden its geographic reach to better serve its customers.

Current RMF management will remain in position to manage the company in its Upstate headquarters, including John Pazdan, who will lead the company as Managing Director. “We are fortunate to have found a European partner that aligns not only with our company’s core values and our focus on our people, but is also committed to our goal of providing high-quality products to our customers. We are proud of our growth over the past 57 years and, with Aalberts’ support, we will be in an even better position for continued success,” said Pazdan.

Aalberts chose to partner with RMF because of its outstanding industry leadership in technology, innovation, operational efficiency, customer service and commitment to the community. In addition, the two companies operate with similar core values, both focusing on integrity and accountability, as well as quality and safety.


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“We are looking forward to adding Roy Metal Finishing to the Aalberts family. RMF is an outstanding leader in the metal finishing business and this acquisition will provide a platform for us to expand our surface treatment network in the United States,” said Aalberts’ executive Oliver Jäger. “Their reputation in the metal finishing business is second-to-none, and we are proud to join with a company that has had such stellar success over the years.”

About Roy Metal Finishing, Inc.
Roy Metal Finishing is a third-generation family-owned business that was founded in 1961 by Donald Roy and managed for years by his son Clifford D. Roy. It operates from three service locations in Upstate S.C. employing 200 associates and specializes in corrosion-protection surface technologies for the automotive, general industrial and aerospace end markets. RMF is a key supplier for several major companies such as Volvo, John Deere, Caterpillar and BMW.