India-based abrasives manufacturer and distributor Sak Abrasives has acquired Jowitt & Rodgers Co., the company announced May 10. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1951, Philadelphia-based Jowitt & Rodgers is a manufacturer of resin-bonded grinding wheels, discs and segments. The company’s products are used in the production of automotive parts, bearings, cutlery and hand tools.
“We are very fortunate to join forces with a family-owned business that shares similar ethics and values,” Jowitt & Rodgers President Fred Rodgers said in a news release. “Together, we remain committed to providing a safe and rewarding place to work for our employees, strengthening our partnerships with our customers and our suppliers. I’m confident that the Jowitt & Rodgers name along with Buffalo and SAK will continue to stand for quality and service for years to come.”
“This acquisition fits our overall company’s strategy of focusing on custom made engineered products and manufacturing complimentary products at our various manufacturing locations in India and the US,” Sak Abrasives Chief Operating Officer Kanika Krishna said in the release. “Our market reach will be greatly enhanced for the combined product lines of the larger entity thus making us a stronger player in the global bonded abrasive industry.”
Jowitt & Rodgers adds to Sak Abrasives’ U.S. presence, which the Indian distributor maintains through its group company, Buffalo Abrasives, according to the release.