Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision machined and stamped components located north of Pittsburgh, Pa., announced today that it has acquired Illinois-based X-L Engineering Corp (www.XLEng.com).
The family-owned precision manufacturing business is headquartered in Niles, Ill., 14 miles northwest of Chicago, with an additional facility in nearby Elk Grove Village. Originally incorporated in 1943 as a grinding services company, it was purchased in 1972 by Bud Prikos. The business is currently led by brothers Paul and Jack Prikos, Bud Prikos’ two sons. X-L Engineering has over ninety skilled machinists primarily focused on the medical device and aerospace markets. The company is ISO 13485 and AS9100 Rev. D certified. The organization will become an extension of Oberg Medical as its XL Division and will be re-branded externally as “Oberg Medical – XL Division.”
Paul and Jack Prikos will remain active in the business after the sale and will respectively manage the two XL Division facilities with both brothers reporting to Jay Policastro, President of Oberg’s Precision Machining Center and Oberg Medical division. Oberg’s attraction to X-L is a result of the quality and complexity of the products they manufacture. X-L’s capabilities include grinding, turning, milling, wire EDM, Swiss machining and gun drilling. The company also shares an identical emphasis on the development and training of employees and a passionate focus on tighter tolerances and assembly for their products. X-L’s strengths in thin-walled turning, Swiss machining and, in particular, gun drilling will provide new and expanded capabilities for Oberg to offer to its customer base as well as additional resources in engineering, new product development and prototyping.
David Bonvenuto, Oberg’s CEO, commented, “The culture and passion that X-L’s management and employees embrace for precision and advanced manufacturing is a perfect fit for Oberg Industries. We believe both Oberg’s and X-L’s customer partners will benefit from our consolidated ability to provide enhanced manufacturing capacity in core areas of our business while now having new manufacturing capabilities in house that were previously limited in capacity or outsourced.” Oberg intends to continue current operations at the XL Division while working together to integrate it into its overall business and standardize to Oberg’s Process Excellence policies. The addition of the XL Division will expand Oberg’s headcount to more than 900 skilled employees worldwide with combined sales expected to exceed $150 million by the end of 2018.