Kyocera to Acquire SouthernCarlson, Inc., a US-based Distributor of Fasteners, Tools, and Packaging

Acquisition will expand Kyocera’s reach across North American residential, manufacturing and industrial professional tool and fastener markets

13 May 2019

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 % ownership of SouthernCarlson, Inc. (CEO: Kenneth D. Sweder), a U.S. distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging, and facility supplies, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the agreement, SouthernCarlson will operate as a U.S.-based subsidiary of Kyocera.

SouthernCarlson serves a broad array of end markets from over 150 branches across North America. It is a leading distributor of the most recognized and highest-quality brands of construction fasteners, tools, packaging, facility supplies, and tool repair services.

Acquisition Background

Kyocera entered the industrial tools market in the 1970s with a line of high-speed metal processing tools and has steadily expanded into precision tools for automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, and woodworking applications. With the acquisition of SouthernCarlson, Kyocera will serve a wider range of customers across the North American residential, manufacturing, and industrial professional tool and fastener markets.

Overview of SouthernCarlson, Inc.

Company nameSouthernCarlson, Inc.
CEOKenneth D.Sweder
Global headquartersOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Main businessDistribution of fastening tools, fasteners, packaging, and facility supplies
AssociatesApproximately 1,100 (as of March 31, 2019)

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