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TFC seals new acquisition to strengthen VMI portfolio

03 May 2023

TFC, an AFC Industries company, has added to its portfolio of services and products with the acquisition of EAP Seals. This move strengthens TFC’s position as a provider of vendor managed inventory (VMI) solutions and technical engineering products.

EAP Seals will continue to be run by its current management team, and operate out of its existing premises in Heywood, Greater Manchester.

EAP Seals is a distributor of rubber sealing products, including O-rings, gaskets and associated technical products. With almost 50 years’ experience in the industry, the business has strong and long-standing relationships both with its suppliers and customers. 

The business’s specialty is the O-ring, which it supplies in a range of materials including nitrile, genuine DuPont Viton, EPDM, silicone and high value chemically-inert perfluorelastomers. 

Alongside its product offering, the business has established complementary services including degassing, bespoke vulcanised joint manufacturing, and a bagging and barcoding service. 

EAP Seals has one of the most varied stockholdings in Europe, and offers an individualised and personal service to its customers across several industries including the oil and gas, food and beverage, energy and power, aerospace and defence, automotive, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, process engineering and water industries. 

EAP’s products are used in sealing applications in difficult environments, such those with high temperatures and those subject to aggressive chemicals. 

“The two businesses have a clear synergy, not only in their customer base but also in their commitment to delivering quality products with excellent customer service,” said Morgan Burgoyne, President of TFC. 

“We expect these to be popular products – there has always been strong demand for sealing products across the UK manufacturing landscape. 

“Bringing EAP Seals into the TFC brand will help us better serve our UK manufacturing customers, by giving us the ability to supply seals direct from an in-house UK source.”

“For the team at EAP Seals, working with TFC feels like a natural fit,” added Dean Oliviero, Managing Director of EAP Seals

“It opens new avenues with our existing customer base, and means we can bring our 45 years of industry experience to TFC’s customer portfolio.”

TFC has 60 years’ experience supplying and managing C-class and specialist components. It uses its local and global network of quality assured manufacturing partners and suppliers to provide excellent customer service. To find out more about working with TFC, visit its website.  To find out more about EAP Seals and its range of products, visit its website

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