Wärtsilä entered into an agreement to acquire the engine repair and reconditioning business from Metalock Singapore Ltd.
, at the beginning of the year. This deal has now received the requisite approval of the company's shareholders and authorities. The business will be consolidated in Wärtsilä effective May 20, 2002.
The acquisition price is approximately $4.9 million. The business has an annual net sales of $8 million and 87 employees.
The acquired business will be called Ciserv Singapore Pte Ltd and it is located in Singapore. It will specialize in repairing and reconditioning marine engines, focusing in particular on low-speed engines in the South East Asian region. Wärtsilä Singapore provides other maintenance services for Wärtsilä's marine and power plant