On May 2, Fairfield, Ohio-based industrial distributor AFC Industries announced it has acquired EAP International Limited, a distributor of rubber sealing products, including O-rings, gaskets and associated technical products, based in Greater Manchester, U.K. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The agreement marks AFC’s fourth acquisition this year and ninth since April 2021. AFC most recently acquired fasteners distributor QFC Industries on April 24.
EAP will be combined with AFC’s European business, TFC.
“The two businesses have a clear synergy in customer base and commitment to delivering quality products supported by customer service excellence,” AFC said. “There has always been strong demand for sealing products across U.K. manufacturers. Bringing EAP under TFC will help us better serve our U.K. manufacturing customers, supplying seals directly from an in-house UK source.”