CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

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CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by engineguyBill » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:41 pm

It was announced on Friday, at the SEMA Show, that CP-CARRILLO has acquired the Arias Pistons brand, including name and manufacturing equipment. Arias Piston manufacturing will be moved to CP-CARRILLO headquarters in Irvine, CA. Kind of a homecoming of sorts, as each of the three Calvert brothers have worked for Nick Arias, Jr. in the past.
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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by statsystems » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:02 pm

Is this a good thing EGB? Seems to me another company just went down the tube. Why would CP chose to keep the name. What did Arias have that CP didn't already have?

It may be a great deal. I just don't know.

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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by hoffman900 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:09 pm

statsystems wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Is this a good thing EGB? Seems to me another company just went down the tube. Why would CP chose to keep the name. What did Arias have that CP didn't already have?

It may be a great deal. I just don't know.
I think you can look at this in a couple ways. Arias is family owned - maybe the interest just isn't there? How was their debt load? Etc.

I think what CP gets is some market share in the import world. I'm glad to see it was CP and not another buyout by a big hedge fund type group, just hope no one loses their jobs over this, but I'm sure there will be some.
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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by DCal » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:02 pm

statsystems wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Is this a good thing EGB? Seems to me another company just went down the tube. Why would CP chose to keep the name. What did Arias have that CP didn't already have?

It may be a great deal. I just don't know.
Arias is not going down the tube, it is gaining machine capabilities and inspection processes not previously available to them and CP is gaining several machines and employees to help with our delivery times. CP is not laying anybody off-the remaining Arias employees can stay or leave as they wish. Arias has a good share of the Sports Compact/Small bore market. That market represents 1/4 to 1/3 of CP's business already so both companies will share that.
As mentioned above my brothers and myself started at Arias in the '70s and we would like to try to keep the Arias legacy alive by keeping the Arias logos and their forgings, boxes etc.

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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by hoffman900 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:14 pm

DCal wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:02 pm
statsystems wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Is this a good thing EGB? Seems to me another company just went down the tube. Why would CP chose to keep the name. What did Arias have that CP didn't already have?

It may be a great deal. I just don't know.
Arias is not going down the tube, it is gaining machine capabilities and inspection processes not previously available to them and CP is gaining several machines and employees to help with our delivery times. CP is not laying anybody off-the remaining Arias employees can stay or leave as they wish. Arias has a good share of the Sports Compact/Small bore market. That market represents 1/4 to 1/3 of CP's business already so both companies will share that.
As mentioned above my brothers and myself started at Arias in the '70s and we would like to try to keep the Arias legacy alive by keeping the Arias logos and their forgings, boxes etc.
Good stuff, Dave. I knew you would chime in shortly.
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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by statsystems » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:30 pm

Then it's good news. I didn't know about the import crap. I'm just not into it. I'm just glad, as was said above it wasn't bought out by some big hedge fund or something just to kill it.

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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by af2 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:29 pm

DCal wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:02 pm
statsystems wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Is this a good thing EGB? Seems to me another company just went down the tube. Why would CP chose to keep the name. What did Arias have that CP didn't already have?

It may be a great deal. I just don't know.
Arias is not going down the tube, it is gaining machine capabilities and inspection processes not previously available to them and CP is gaining several machines and employees to help with our delivery times. CP is not laying anybody off-the remaining Arias employees can stay or leave as they wish. Arias has a good share of the Sports Compact/Small bore market. That market represents 1/4 to 1/3 of CP's business already so both companies will share that.
As mentioned above my brothers and myself started at Arias in the '70s and we would like to try to keep the Arias legacy alive by keeping the Arias logos and their forgings, boxes etc.
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Re: CP-CARRILLO acquires Arias Pistons

Post by Krooser » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:43 pm

Good to hear Arias will survive... damn tuff piston for my old 351-c's when I ran 'em...
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