ITS Acquires Major Parts Washer Manufacturer

We are pleased to share with you the news effective August 27, 2013, International Thermal Systems acquired the business assets of Continental Equipment Corporation, a distinguished engineering and manufacturing company producing industrial parts washers and ice builder systems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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“Within recent years, our corporate mission has followed a path to expand our Parts Washer System Division. Our acquisition of Continental Equipment Corporation brings us one-step closer to that goal.” states John Zea, President of International Thermal Systems. Marshall Joas, General Manager of Washer Systems for International Thermal Systems comments, “The acquisition expands our industrial parts washer line to include Belt, Cabinet, Monorail, Rotary Drum, and Spray Quench Systems in addition to Pallet and Case Washer Systems. The Ice Builder equipment serving the Dairy and Food & Beverage Market is a major addition to our product line.”

International Thermal Systems will service all Continental Equipment and replacement parts are available from ITS. For sales support, please contact or 414-672-7700. For replacement parts, please contact 414-902-5300 or


International Thermal Systems (ITS) is a global Original Equipment Manufacturer of industrial ovens, furnaces, washer systems and associated material handling equipment. We approach every engineered-to-order project as a partnership. For over three decades, we have partnered with industries such as aerospace, automotive, battery manufacturing, foundry, metal packaging, and power generation.

International Thermal Systems Headquarters are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. Here, engineering, manufacturing and R & D work cohesively with all ITS locations to deliver the best heat-treat solution to our customers around the globe. Our newly expanded facility in Shanghai, China provides additional manufacturing capacity with sales support. The sales office located in Surrey, United Kingdom extends our presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as we support and grow our customer partnerships.

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