Permaswage Completes Acquisition of HK Fittings, Inc. Assets

By Permaswage, PRNE
Sunday, December 12, 2010

LOS ANGELES, December 13, 2010 - Designed Metal Connections dba Permaswage has completed a definitive
agreement to acquire the aerospace fittings assets of HK Fittings, Inc. of
Burbank CA., a leading provider of standard AN/MS fluid fitting components
for commercial and defense aerospace markets worldwide.


Permaswage CEO Andrew Roberts describes the acquisition of HK Fittings as
"a key element in Permaswage's re-entry into the AN/MS fittings market
bringing their presence and reputation as a high quality supplier to the
distributor channel."

Permaswage is the global leader in aerospace permanent fluid fittings and
associated tooling technologies with operations in Los Angeles, California;
USA, Paris, France and Suzhou, China. Permaswage's axially and radially
swaged fittings are installed in the vast majority of the world's commercial
and defense platforms.

HK Fittings is a key supplier to the AN/MS market, serving a global and
diverse customer base of aerospace distributors and service providers. The HK
assets will become part of Permaswage within its US operations located in Los
Angeles, California

Permaswage is backed by Bridgepoint, a leading international private
equity firm.

For media inquiries, please contact Patrick O'Connor ( +1-310-217-3111 ).

Patrick O'Connor of Permaswage, +1-310-217-3111

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