CR Laurence acquires Australian Glass Tools
February 10, 2009 By CR Laurence Co.
Feb. 10, 2009 – CR Laurence Co. has acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Ltd. (AGT) in Melbourne, Victoria, by CRL’s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, Ltd.
CR Laurence Co. has acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Ltd. (AGT) in Melbourne, Victoria, by CRL’s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, Ltd.
Australian Glass Tools (AGT), founded in 1993 by Ron Bremner, is a well-known supplier to the glazing industry throughout Australia, known for its line of vacuum cup lifters which has been successfully marketed in Australia, Europe and the United States.
With the acquisition, CRL plans to immediately begin construction of a new 54,000 square foot facility in Scoresby to bring the companies’ combined product line to Victoria.
Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL, says all the employees of AGT will be staying on, including David Bremner, who will act as director of the operation, and, Ron Bremner, who will be product manager in charge of the vacuum cup lifter product line.
“This new acquisition continues our endeavors to become a full service provider to the glazing industry throughout Australia,” says Talbert. “When we first entered the Australian market in 2006 with the acquisition of CRL North Australia Pty, Ltd., we built a new 54,000 square foot facility…and brought our entire 50,000 item product line to the Australian market. Now, with the AGT acquisition, we can bring that same line to customers in Victoria.”
The new Scoresby facility will feature state-of-the-art shipping equipment and computer systems for quick delivery to customers. Customers will be able to pick up orders on site. A large showroom will display some of CRL's newest products, including full size working models of CRL's architectural hardware products, frameless shower door hardware, railing systems, and transaction security hardware.
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