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2024 - Qualcast

QualCast has been acquired by Melling Tool Company


QualCast, LLC (“QualCast”), a worldwide provider of aftermarket valvetrain and other engine components, has been acquired by Melling Tool Company (“Melling”), a leading full-service manufacturer and supplier of performance defining engine components to the automotive aftermarket, the high-performance enthusiast market, and automotive OEMs.

QualCast provides Melling with a complementary valvetrain product line, increases its product range, and expands its end market presence. Melling and QualCast will continue to operate independently, but with the shared goal of serving its customers with exceptional product offerings.

Donnelly Penman & Partners acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor and Sherrard, Roe, Voigt & Harbison served as legal advisor to QualCast.

Our Client


QualCast is a leading supplier of valvetrain and other engine components to the automotive, commercial truck, marine, and general industrial aftermarkets. QualCast was founded in 1997 as a valve train specialist and has expanded its portfolio to include cylinder heads, engine blocks, crankshafts, camshafts, and more. QualCast serves its global customer base from its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit

Transaction Partner


Melling Tool Company is a leading full-service manufacturer and supplier of performance defining engine components. Melling is the market leading supplier of oil pumps to the aftermarket and high-performance markets. Melling is also a leading supplier of water and oil pumps to the OE market, and water pumps, valvetrain, timing components, and cylinder sleeves to the aftermarket. Melling was founded in 1946 in Jackson, Michigan, where it is headquartered today. Melling operates from four facilities in Jackson, Michigan and one in Maquoketa, IA. For more information, please go to


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