DiversiTech buys Stride Tool


15 January 2019
Components manufacturer and supplier DiversiTech has acquired Ohio-based hand tool specialist Stride Tool.

Stride produces the Imperial, Milbar and Lakeland Products brands, along with Bright Solutions International, a supplier of leak detection products and speciality hand tools.
The acquisition expands DiversiTech's tool offering and increases the company’s US manufacturing sites from from five  to six. 

CEO Andy Bergdoll said: “Our acquisition of Stride Tool is a perfect strategic fit and furthers our mission to simplify the work of our wholesale customers and HVAC/R technicians. With Stride Tool, we are furthering our commitment to developing products made here in the USA and adding innovative brands that complement our existing product portfolio. We welcome Stride Tool to the DiversiTech family and look forward to continuing to better meet the needs of the HVAC/R marketplace with this venerable company in our fold.”

The deal is one of 11 acquisitions by DiversiTech in the past 28 months, including UK-based Pump House in January 2016.

The company offers more than 17,000 items in over 200 product categories.

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