Biomerics acquires Berg Manufacturing & Knight Machining

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Biomerics, a mid-market contract manufacturer for the interventional medical device market, has acquired a majority interest in Berg Manufacturing.

Berg Manufacturing, based in Santa Clara, California, is an expert in Swiss micromachining for the advanced robotic surgery, endoscope, and interventional catheter markets.

As part of the Berg merger, Biomerics announced the purchase of six additional Willemin Macodel machining centers and the acquisition of Knight Machining LLC, a metal component and laser processing business located in Plymouth, MN. The combined business unit will have over 100 laser processing centers and 45 machining centers, including 18 Willemin-Macodel micromachining centers.

"Berg Manufacturing and Knight Machining will join the Biomerics NLE team," stated Travis Sessions, CEO. "The Berg and Knight additions are part of our vision to build a leading vertically integrated micro-metals business unit. The BNLE division has expertise in laser processing, Swiss micromachining, Swiss turning, guidewire processing (coiling, grinding, and marking), metal finishing, and medical device assembly. In addition, we anticipate follow-on acquisitions and organic growth in the strategic areas of nitinol and thin wall tube processing, sharps manufacturing, and metal finishing."

"We are excited to join forces with Jason McCash and the entire Berg team," stated Rich Rosselli, President of Biomerics NLE. "We have enjoyed a long-standing vendor/customer relationship with Berg, and they have been an outstanding partner. They consistently produce exceptional results on challenging applications that few companies have even the capability to attempt. Their passion for developing strong customer partnerships, combined with micromachining excellence, makes Berg an ideal fit for our micro-metals strategy."

"Berg's philosophy from day one has been to become the leader in complex part metal micromachining," stated Jason McCash, Operations Manager, Berg Manufacturing. "We believe we have accomplished this by investing in the most sophisticated equipment on the market, developing world-class process engineering, and building quality procedures to meet our customers' needs. Most importantly, we achieved this via the hard work of our talented employees. We could not be happier with the merger and consider this the next step in significantly scaling the business. We look forward to being a part of the Biomerics team."

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