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ERIKS Makes Three Acquisitions in U.S., Europe

ERIKS expands in the South and in Poland in acquisitions made over the past month.

Dutch industrial distributor ERIKS has announced three acquisitions over the past month. ERIKS' North American operations are No. 20 on MDM's list of the top 40 industrial distributors.

Through its subsidiary Industrial Controls, ERIKS has acquired IEC Control Shop, a Texas-based distributor of HVAC controls. IEC Control Shop has branches in Fort Worth and Dallas, TX, complementing Industrial Controls’ network of 18 branches and extends its footprint into the Southwest and Gulf Coast.

The addition of IEC Control Shop broadens Industrial Controls’ coverage with existing product lines and expands its capabilities.

ERIKS through its subsidiary Rawson Inc. has acquired Regal-Brown Inc., an Alabama-based manufacturers’ representative for instrumentation, filtration, analytical, and valve products. Regal-Brown serves customers in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. This acquisition expands Rawson’s coverage in the southeast U.S. Rawson is a distributor of instrumentation and valve products in the Gulf Coast in U.S. and Mexico, which includes locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana with an additional branch in Mexico City.

ERIKS has also extended its network in Poland by the acquisition of VEGA in Myszkow, a technical distribution company supplying industrial seals.

ERIKS is an international industrial products and services provider whose business is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing technology, bearing and power transmission, including electromechanical services and condition monitoring, industrial plastics, and tools and maintenance products. ERIKS has more than 65 companies with branches in 27 countries.

ERIKS is a subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a privately held family company with sales in 2011 of €17.3 billion (US$24.1 billion).

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