Prince was formed in 2003 as a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners with the acquisition of the Prince Manufacturing Company. Founded in 1858 by Robert Prince, Prince Manufacturing developed into the leading supplier of colorants and additives to the North American brick industry. In 2005, Prince acquired American Minerals, adding a range of complementary products to serve the foundry, glass, and refractory markets. Since then, Prince has grown substantially through both business development and strategic acquisitions.
Today, Prince is a world-class producer of engineered additives for niche applications and is a value-added processing intermediary between large global raw material suppliers and end market customers. Prince specializes in sourcing, processing, and distributing products in over 20 markets.
Acquisition of Josef Opavsky und Sohn GmbH
A custom manufacturer and supplier of frits, glazes, and engobes for use as colorants in the ceramic, brick and roof tile industries in Europe.
Acquisition of the Erachem Manganese Chemicals Business
Leading supplier of manganese chemicals for a range of industrial applications including alkaline and lithium ion batteries, agrochemicals, electronics, copper recycling, and other specialty products.
Acquisition of Oxidry Minerais Ltda
Brazilian mineral processing company that focuses on color and performance applications of industrial minerals primarily for the glass, foundry and construction markets.
Acquisition of E&E Chemical and Service Company, LLC
Distributor of specialty chemicals for the oil and gas exploration, mining, construction and environmental drilling, and construction markets.
Acquisition of Millworx Materials, Inc.
Alabama based producer of a range of refractory raw material products for the steel industry, including ladle and furnace sands.
Acquisition of Natural Organic Products International, Inc. (“NOPI”)
Florida based processor and supplier of minerals and micronutrients to the agriculture industry
Acquisition of Regal Alloys (SA)(Pty) Ltd
South African based processor and supplier of industrial minerals to global markets
Acquisition of Pemco Emails Vitromail business (“Vitromail”)
Italy based production facility of glass paste used in a variety of markets
Acquisition of Pemco International
Leading producer of porcelain enamel and specialty frit based products for household appliances and a range of industrial, metallurgical, and glass applications
Acquisition of Grinding & Sizing
Leading custom supplier and manufacturer to the drilling fluid sector of the petroleum and gas industry
Acquisition of Densimix
Leading producer of Iron Oxide for oilfield, glass, and coating applications
Acquisition of IGC Technologies
The largest producer of anti-veining agents for the global foundry industry
Acquisition of Felix Kappler GmbH
A leading supplier of engobes & glazes to the European roofing tile and brick industry
Acquisition of Refractory Materials International, Inc.
The largest producer of ladle and furnace sands and related products for the steel industry in North America
Acquisition of Castle Colours Limited
Leading supplier of colorants and additives for the European brick and tile markets
Acquisition of Zircon Minerals & Chemicals
Belgium based supplier of mineral sands for the European market
Acquisition of Raw Material Solutions
UK based supplier of mineral sands
Acquisition of Tarmac Minerals and Materials
A major UK minerals processor and colorant supplier to the European brick and glass industry
Acquisition of American Minerals
Leading processor of industrial minerals to North American brick, glass, foundry, and refractory markets