Since its founding in 1983 when it brought the first desiccant breather to market, Des-Case has become a leading provider of contamination control products and services for industrial lubricants. Its breathers, custom fluid handling equipment, consulting and educational services help companies around the world improve their equipment reliability, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

“Des-Case is an industry thought leader and has a unique value proposition that delivers customized products and services to a wide range of industries that are just beginning to understand the benefits of lubricant contamination control,” said Scott Finegan, Managing Director at Pfingsten. “The Des-Case management team has built an outstanding business with an excellent brand name, and we are excited to partner with them to assist with further growth in the rapidly expanding equipment reliability market.”  “The new partnership will allow us to embark on our next stage of growth,” said Des-Case President & CEO, Brian Gleason. “Pfingsten’s conservative capital structure and operating capability will provide Des-Case additional resources to further expand our geographic reach both domestically and internationally, customizing our solutions to key end-markets and continuing investment in new product development.”

The transaction was completed on October 31, 2013. The management team retained a significant ownership stake in the company.

For more information on Des-Case, visit www.descase.com

About Pfingsten Pfingsten is an operationally-driven private equity firm focused on long-term value creation. From our headquarters in Chicago, and representative offices in ChangAn, China, and New Delhi, India, we help businesses by applying our operational and global resources to unlock value and propel growth. Since completing our first investment in 1991, Pfingsten raised four funds with total commitments of approximately $1.0 billion, and invested in 92 manufacturing, distribution and business services companies. We are currently investing Pfingsten Fund IV with $525 million of committed capital. 

Upcoming Events

August 9 - August 11 2022

MaximoWorld 2022

View all Events
banner
80% of Reliabilityweb.com newsletter subscribers report finding something used to improve their jobs on a regular basis.
Subscribers get exclusive content. Just released...MRO Best Practices Special Report - a $399 value!
DOWNLOAD NOW
Optimizing Value From Physical Assets

There are ever-increasing opportunities to create new and sustainable value in asset-intensive organizations through enhanced use of technology.

Conducting Asset Criticality Assessment for Better Maintenance Strategy and Techniques

Conducting an asset criticality assessment (ACA) is the first step in maintaining the assets properly. This article addresses the best maintenance strategy for assets by using ACA techniques.

Harmonizing PMs

Maintenance reliability is, of course, an essential part of any successful business that wants to remain successful. It includes the three PMs: predictive, preventive and proactive maintenance.

How an Edge IoT Platform Increases Efficiency, Availability and Productivity

Within four years, more than 30 per cent of businesses and organizations will include edge computing in their cloud deployments to address bandwidth bottlenecks, reduce latency, and process data for decision support in real-time.

MaximoWorld 2022

The world's largest conference for IBM Maximo users, IBM Executives, IBM Maximo Partners and Services with Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System is being held Aug 8-11, 2022

6 Signs Your Maintenance Team Needs to Improve Its Safety Culture

When it comes to people and safety in industrial plants, maintenance teams are the ones who are most often in the line of fire and at risk for injury or death.

Making Asset Management Decisions: Caught Between the Push and the Pull

Most senior executives spend years climbing through the operational ranks. In the operational ranks, many transactional decisions are required each day.

Assume the Decision Maker Is Not Stupid to Make Your Communication More Powerful

Many make allowances for decision makers, saying some are “faking it until they make it.” However, this is the wrong default position to take when communicating with decision makers.

Ultrasound for Condition Monitoring and Acoustic Lubrication for Condition-Based Maintenance

With all the hype about acoustic lubrication instruments, you would think these instruments, once turned on, would do the job for you. Far from it!

Maintenance Costs as a Percent of Asset Replacement Value: A Useful Measure?

Someone recently asked for a benchmark for maintenance costs (MC) as a percent of asset replacement value (ARV) for chemical plants, or MC/ARV%.