Anvil International acquires AFCON

In an acquisition that Anvil International says “delivers best fire product package in the industry” Anvil, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, has acquired AFCON, a leading provider of patented fire protection pipe hangers and seismic bracing products.

“This acquisition strengthens Anvil International’s hanger and seismic bracing product line to offer the best fire protection package in the industry,” said Dean Taylor, Vice President of Anvil International. “We are excited to work with Kraig Kirschner, the former CEO of AFCON. Our emphasis will continue to be on innovation and further development of pipe hanger products.”

“AFCON’s history of being an innovator and producing contractor-friendly products made this a perfect fit for our company,” said Tom Fish, CEO of Anvil International. “Our new ownership, One Equity Partners, asked us for meaningful acquisitions and AFCON was first on our list.”

“As a brand of Anvil, the AFCON product will reach a worldwide customer base,” said AFCON CEO Kirschner. “Together, we will continue to create innovative and advanced products for the industry.”

Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided high-quality pipe products and services. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection, to mining and oil and gas.

Anvil’s mining line offers a broad range of products that protect against pipe deflection and movement, including: Gruvlok® couplings and fittings, tools, hangers, Anvil-Strut™, IPC coatings, supports and lubricants. Butterfly, ball and check valves are offered with multiple options for body and seating materials to match the physical and chemical properties of pipe contents.