Wisconsin Thermoset Molding and Rose Polymer Composites Merge

The merger is said to bring a broader complement of capabilities to key markets.

The merger of composite molded parts providers Wisconsin Thermoset Molding (WTM) and Rose Polymer Composites will provide access to technology that will help customers get products to market quicker and at lower cost, says WTM vice president of sales Andy Stroh.

The transaction is intended to position the firms to act as a “one-stop-shop” solution for small and large composite molded components that can be tailored for superior thermal and mechanical performance. Markets include electrical power, appliance, mass transit, construction and oil.

“WTM has traditionally been a low volume, high mix molder for small to medium-sized parts,” says Stroh of the 73-year-old company. “Rose Polymer Composites is one of just a few companies in the industry dedicated to compression molding large parts. The alliance fuses the strengths of both companies and allows us to proactively customize components from concept, prototyping and testing to tooling and production methods.
If a customer can draw their idea on a napkin, we’ll show them the combined problem-solving power of WTM and Rose Polymer.”

Stroh notes that the alignment will mean an increase in capital equipment investments, permitting the molders to enhance cost reduction methods through the use of advanced materials, improved prototyping and faster processing. Also on the menu are expanded finishing capabilities and new services like parts assembly. “Combining resources gives us the infrastructure we need to support growth and penetrate new markets,” he says.

WTM and Rose Polymer plan to eliminate the guesswork associated with inventory management. “Our goal is to create value through a customer centric approach,” Stroh says. “In addition to producing parts, that means taking on the administrative duties involved with supply requirements so that the manufacturers we work with can focus on what’s important – meeting their customers’ demands.”

WTM and Rose Polymer will maintain their separate locations with the goal to consolidate under one roof within the next three to five years. WTM will act as the central contact for customers for both locations.

For more information visit www.withermoset.com or email Andy Stroh at astroh@withermoset.com.

For more information about Rose Polymer visit www.rosepolymer.com.