The recent acquisition of Tanaka’s TKS business will complete OC’s global footprint to serve the fastest growing glass fiber region in the world - China. TKS will become a part of Owens Corning GlassMetal Services, a wholly owned business unit, which makes glass fiber bushings and related parts for the glass fiber industry.
This purchase only involves Tanaka's TKS business. Both Owens Corning and Tanaka have other bushing business concerns globally. According to Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business President Arnaud Genis, "The acquisition of TKS gives Owens Corning the ability to better serve China which is the largest and fastest growing glass fiber country in the world." Genis continues, "This completes Owens Corning's global footprint of bushing facilities which include additional locations in Singapore, the US, Brazil, and Russia and services both internal Owens Corning needs and the needs of other glass fiber producers."