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H.B. Fuller Acquires Fellow Adhesives Maker ND Industries

ND Industries compliments H.B. Fuller's offerings in existing market segments and brings together adhesive and mechanical fastener technology.
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To expand its extensive adhesive application expertise and accelerate its growth plan, St. Paul, MN-based adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller has acquired specialty adhesives and fastener locking and sealing solutions provider ND Industries.

Detroit, MI-based ND Industries specializes in formulating and manufacturing a variety of materials applied on fasteners and assemblies to aid in functions such as locking, sealing, masking, lubricating and noise and vibration dampening in the automotive, electronics and aerospace industries.

Under the acquisition, the business — which includes five U.S. locations and 300 employees — will operate within H.B. Fuller’s existing Engineering Adhesives global business unit. Products under ND Industries’ Vibra-Tite brand will be added to H.B. Fuller’s existing epoxy, cyanoacrylate, UV curable and anaerobic product range.

ND Industries serves a global market with facilities in the United States and Asia, and pre-applied coating partners around the world. The company generated approximately $70 million in revenue in fiscal 2023.

“ND Industries has been a very profitable, family-owned business for several decades and has impressively built one of the most extensive product portfolios in the pre-applied fastener industry,” H.B. Fuller President and CEO Celeste Mastin said in a May 24 news release. “Their products are a natural fit with our existing market segments and bring new technology to our portfolio — combining the benefits of an adhesive and a mechanical fastener within extremely demanding applications — resulting in a powerful advantage for our customers.”

ND Industries has a network of processing centers providing in-house engineered coating application services to help increase the safety and reliability of fastener assemblies, and a line of small pack technologies for maintenance, repair and operations.

The acquisition is expected to accelerate the realization of H.B. Fuller’s top growth priorities, consistent with the company’s strategy to “proactively drive capital allocation to the highest margin, highest growth market segments within the functional coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomer industry.”

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