UK-based Weir Group has made its second French purchase in two months — part of the company’s aim of expanding through selective acquisitions. Weir acquired valve and actuator manufacturer Sebim Holding in August; in September it also acquired slurry pump manufacturer Schabaver and its associated company Fabrimecan. Weir says the Schabaver deal will increase its manufacturing network to 30 plants in 14 countries, and will complement the slurry pump operations of its EnviroTech subsidiary.

Schabaver will be merged with WEMCO EnviroTech France, but both names will be maintained in the marketplace.