Metalworking products and solutions supplier Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, Québec, has acquired ArcOne, Taunton, Massachusetts, a manufacturer of industrial safety products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
ArcOne supplies industrial safety products and PPE, including auto-darkening welding helmets, safety glasses, hard hats and respiratory protection products.
The acquisition will add a unique personal protective equipment product line to Walter’s offering, complementing both its high-end metalworking products and its workplace safety seminar program.
“We are very excited to welcome ArcOne to the Walter family. ArcOne brings a solid network and expertise that will allow us to continue our mission to help our customers work better," said Marc-André Aubé, Walter CEO. "Walter has always had a strong focus on the health and safety of our customers. Now, with ArcOne, we can concretely better serve them with high quality personal protection equipment, helping them work effectively as well as safely. This transaction is an unequaled opportunity to build up our activities in the North American market as we continue to evaluate other growth strategies, namely through accretive acquisitions."