Enhances concrete accessories division offering and service capabilities
ST. LOUIS — December 13, 2021 — Afinitas, the leading global infrastructure equipment and services company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Amifast, a leading provider of high quality fasteners, lifting inserts and related accessories to the precast concrete and construction industries. Amifast was acquired from RoX Capital, who partnered with the business in 2017. The company, which is headquartered in Liberty Hill, Texas was founded in 1986 as a supplier of building products to North America, and bolsters Afinitas’ Concrete Accessories Division through its highly complementary product offering. Amifast has developed a proven track record for growth through its emphasis on developing strong customer relationships and service, global sourcing capabilities and custom manufacturing solutions tailored to meet specific market demands. Amifast is led by CEO Kevin Book who will continue with the team.
“We are very excited by Amifast’s approach to product availability and customer service which has fueled their impressive growth and success,” said Brad Schmidgall, Afinitas CEO. “We look forward to building on that momentum as we bring our customers their robust product offering and services, which nicely complement our existing accessories line. We also are thrilled the Amifast team will be joining our Concrete Accessories Division and bringing their industry knowledge and years of experience to our team.”
“We are proud that Afinitas recognizes the value Amifast brings to customers in providing them with a reliable source of products and commitment to on-time delivery,” said Al Cameron, Managing Partner, RoX Capital. “Our shared mission to enhance service, product selection and availability bodes well for our customers and the future growth of the Afinitas Concrete Accessories Division.”
The acquisition of Amifast is in line with Afinitas’ strategy to build the premier platform of concrete technologies and provide a differentiated level of product expertise to producers of infrastructural products. While Afinitas will continue to focus on providing equipment and automation solutions, an area where it is the global leader, and on its custom-engineered forming systems, the addition of Amifast strengthens its offering of concrete accessory products and services.
Amifast, headquartered in Liberty Hill, Texas, is a leading distributor of precast concrete, construction and electrical fasteners and related products. The company also offers custom manufacturing solutions to meet specific application needs. Since 1986, Amifast has been serving customers throughout the United States and Canada.
The Afinitas platform brings together global leaders in the design, manufacture, installation and support of equipment to produce precast concrete and infrastructure products. The company is organized into three divisions: Equipment and Automation (representing the HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies, Inc. and BFS Betonfertigteilesysteme GmbH brand products); Forming Systems (representing the New Hampton Metal Fabrication and Spillman Company brand products) and Concrete Accessories (representing products from CAM, Hawkeye, Spillman, Caswick Ltd. and Amifast). By combining this expertise, Afinitas strengthens its commitment to providing best-in-class solutions and service for its customers around the world. Afinitas is part of BW Forsyth Partners, LLC, the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. To learn more, go to afinitas.com.
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