SCHOTT Gemtron has been acquired by SSW Advanced Technologies

Schott Gemtron Corporation has been acquired by SSW Advanced Technologies a portfolio company of Trive Capital.

The acquisition further strengthens SSW’s position as the leading value-added supplier to OEMs in the appliance and HVAC end markets by combining complimentary product portfolios, manufacturing capabilities and strategic facility footprints.

Based in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Gemtron is a market-leading supplier of specialty glass components and systems to major appliance, outdoor lighting, fireplace, and office furniture OEMs throughout North America. Its highly engineered products include spill-proof refrigerator shelving, inner and outer oven doors, glass control panels, laundry lids and dryer doors with technologies including CoolPrint, EnergyDouble, DuoDesign and MetalLook. Gemtron serves its customers from 5 plants located strategically in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Founded in 1946 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, SSW provides its OEM customer base with innovative products such as self-clean porcelain coated oven racks and Spill Smart™ hydrophobic refrigerator shelving. SSW serves its global customers from 11 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States and Mexico. SSW’s operating divisions include Alabama Wire Products, LLC; American Appliance Products, LLC; Collis de Mexico, LLC; Collis, LLC; SSW Premier, LLC; Straits Steel and Wire, LLC and Tatano Wire Products, LLC. For more information visit

Rothschild & Co advised on the sale of this transaction. For further detail please contact Graham Carberry.

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