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KODA Strengthens its Presence in CASE Market by Acquiring Kaufmann

Published on 2013-05-30. Author : SpecialChem

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - KODA Distribution Group, a leading specialty chemical distributor, has acquired EW Kaufmann, headquartered in Bristol, PA. The transaction closed recently.

"This acquisition offers us the regional focus we desire and significantly strengthens our presence in the Northeast US in the CASE market", said Frank Bergonzi, CEO of KODA Distribution Group. "It enables us to expand our capabilities and to establish a leading CASE position throughout the northeast region".

"We are thrilled to join the KODA Group, as it allows us to continue to be a regional entity, focused in the CASE market, while simultaneously being a part of the larger KODA Distribution Group ", says Brian O'Connor, President of EW Kaufmann.

About KODA Distribution Group

KODA Distribution Group, one of the leaders in specialty Chemicals , Serves Customers in Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE), as well as construction, care, inks and plastic end markets. The group is comprised of five regional companies: EW Kaufmann in PA, GMZ in OH, Ribelin Sales in TX, Monson Companies in MA and PT Hutchins in CA.

About E. W. Kaufmann

E. W. Kaufmann Co. began operations in 1956 as a manufacturer's representative. Over time the founder, Emerson (Stretch) Kaufmann, added salesmen and became a distributor. The company now acts as sales agent and distributor to its manufacturers. The Company was sold to members of its sales staff in 1977. They formed DNT Corporation, d/b/a E. W. Kaufmann Company.

Source: KODA Distribution Group


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