Enthone, Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, announced it has acquired select, intellectual property and other assets of A Brite Company headquartered in Garland, Texas, USA. The asset acquisition and synergism strengthens Enthone’s and A Brite Company’s global technology portfolios, while substantially expanding both companies’ market presence throughout the southern United States and Mexico.
“This transaction is an excellent strategic fit as we continue to extend our direct sales team throughout North America and increase our growing footprint in the building hardware industry," said Terrence Copeland, Vice President - Enthone Americas. "It also provides an enabling pathway to introduce innovative and cost-effective technology solutions for a wide range of markets and applications worldwide.”
Frank Dunigan, Owner and CEO of A Brite, said, “Terry Copeland and his team have proven to be valued partners that both the A Brite Family and our customers can trust and rely upon. All A Brite team members impacted by the agreement have now joined the Enthone Family to ensure a seamless transition for our valued customers.” A Brite will continue to do business as A Brite and as an Enthone distributor.
The asset acquisition reinforces Enthone’s commitment to the North American market and further bolsters the company’s recent additions of direct sales and technical service personnel hired over the last 12 months. The agreement, signed on March 1, 2012, also includes mutually beneficial support opportunities for both companies.
Incorporation of the acquired A Brite intellectual property assets and personnel into the Enthone commercial and technical organizations is presently under way. A Brite customers will continue utilizing their current points of contact in what is being termed a “no-stress” agreement that enables customers to benefit from the combined synergies of both companies.
Enthone Inc. is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. A business of Cookson Electronics, Enthone manufactures, markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes to that are used in automotive, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed wiring board and semiconductor industries.
About A Brite
A Brite Company is a unique business that manufactures, markets and sells a total line of proprietary chemicals, environmental chemistry, as well as metal finishing equipment.