Kyocera to Acquire SouthernCarlson, Inc., a US-based Distributor of Fasteners, Tools, and Packaging
Acquisition will expand Kyocera’s reach across North American residential, manufacturing and industrial professional tool and fastener markets
13 May 2019
Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 % ownership of SouthernCarlson, Inc. (CEO: Kenneth D. Sweder), a U.S. distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging, and facility supplies, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the agreement, SouthernCarlson will operate as a U.S.-based subsidiary of Kyocera.
SouthernCarlson serves a broad array of end markets from over 150 branches across North America. It is a leading distributor of the most recognized and highest-quality brands of construction fasteners, tools, packaging, facility supplies, and tool repair services.
Kyocera entered the industrial tools market in the 1970s with a line of high-speed metal processing tools and has steadily expanded into precision tools for automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, and woodworking applications. With the acquisition of SouthernCarlson, Kyocera will serve a wider range of customers across the North American residential, manufacturing, and industrial professional tool and fastener markets.
Overview of SouthernCarlson, Inc.
|Company name||SouthernCarlson, Inc.|
|Global headquarters||Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.|
|Main business||Distribution of fastening tools, fasteners, packaging, and facility supplies|
|Associates||Approximately 1,100 (as of March 31, 2019)|
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