Complex Forgings

Premier Forge Group

Supporting growth and operational improvement at a leading manufacturer of high-value, complex forgings

Located in Portland, Indiana and Lebanon, Kentucky, Premier Forge provides high-value, complex forgings for blue-chip OEMs primarily in the transportation, oil & gas, construction, mining, agricultural, and aerospace and defense markets. Premier Forge’s capabilities include comprehensive forging processes complemented by in-house design and engineering, material expertise, product machining and heat-treating services.

Transaction

Wynnchurch acquired Premier Forge in a corporate carve-out transaction from Allegheny Technologies Incorporation (“ATI”) in June 2019.

Opportunity

Premier Forge represented an opportunity to acquire a well-positioned industry leader with an established track record of providing high-value, complex forgings to its blue-chip customer base.

Strategy

Wynnchurch is working with management to pursue growth strategies by expanding into new end markets, geographies and products while investing in operational initiatives to improve productivity and profitability. Wynnchurch plans to pursue additional acquisitions to strengthen Premier Forge’s current market position and expand into complementary end markets.