Prior to the transaction, Westbrook was the Enthone distributor in Quebec and Ontario since 2004. As part of Enthone’s ongoing commitment to increase resources throughout Canada, the asset acquisition further bolsters Enthone’s recent additions of direct sales and technical service personnel hired over the last 12 months.
"This transaction is an excellent strategic fit for Enthone as we continue to aggressively expand our direct market presence throughout Canada,” said Terrence Copeland, vice president, Enthone Americas. “It also provides an enabling pathway for us to introduce cost-effective, revolutionary technologies to both surface finishers and OEMs worldwide.”
Ken Westbrook, principal owner and technical manager of Westbrook, added: "Enthone has been a valued and committed partner. Westbrook customers can be assured that the level of technical and R&D support, product innovation, and customer service will be further strengthened by Enthone’s worldwide resources.”
Incorporation of the Westbrook product line into Enthone’s operational, technical, and commercial organizations worldwide is presently under way. Additionally, Mr. Westbrook will provide assistance and support to Enthone and former Westbrook customers during an extended transition period.