Company History

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  • The business was founded in 1938 as a Deutsch Company (Deutsch Metal Components) and was part of the Deutsch Company.
  • Permaswage, SA (PSA) was founded to support European markets in 1974.
  • In 2001, Permaswage exited the standard fitting market.
  • In 2005, both businesses were acquired by Stirling Square Capital Partners who formed Global Design Technologies joining a renamed Designed Metal Connections (USA) and Permaswage SA (France).
  • In 2007, the business was acquired by the current owner Bridgepoint Capital.
  • In 2010, Permaswage re-entered the standard fitting market.
  • In 2010, Permaswage Suzhou was founded to support the Asian markets and provide a low cost manufacturing base.
  • In 2010, DMC & Permaswage consolidated the two brand identities under PERMASWAGE to establish a presence as one business with three sites.
  • On December 10, 2010, Permaswage acquired the assets of HK Fittings to increase its presence in the separable (AN/MS) fittings marketplace.
  • On October 14, 2011, Permaswage acquired Nelson Aerospace from B/E Aerospace to increase its market share in the standard fittings industry.