Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Facade Manufacturer Acquires Solution Provider

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Comment | More

Commercial facade systems manufacturer YKK AP America Inc. announced earlier this week that it has acquired high-performance facades solutions provider Erie Architectural Products Group.

The acquisition will help in the company’s strategy to adhere to market demand for fabricated, pre-assembled products, an area of specialization for Erie AP, that has been created, YKK says, by “increasingly tight schedules and rapid building close-ins along with a shortage of skill labor.”

YKK AP

Commercial facade systems manufacturer YKK AP America Inc. announced earlier this week that it has acquired high-performance facades solutions provider Erie Architectural Products Group. Here, Ron Stronks, President of Erie AP, left, poses with with Oliver Stepe, President of YKK AP America.

“Through YKK AP’s decade-long relationship as a supplier to Erie AP, we have learned that the companies share tremendous synergy when it comes to our core values and customer and employee-centric philosophies,” said Oliver Stepe, President of YKK AP America Inc.

“As we looked to the future of our business, it was clear that we needed to grow our offering for prefabricated, pre-assembled products. By bringing Erie AP under the YKK AP umbrella, we are making a progressive move to meet what we see as a growing market demand for unitized products. At the same time, YKK AP’s broad product line will help enhance Erie AP’s position in the market and allow them to further serve their customers. I am excited for this opportunity, and I feel confident that these two great brands will come together as one great company.”

Founded in 1981 by Ron and Nellie Stronks, Erie AP provides design assist collaboration services, in-house engineering services, performance validation, state-of-the-art manufacturing and technical support to glazing contractors, according to YKK.

Ron will reportedly remain involved with the company, leading as its President.

With the acquisition of Erie AP, YKK AP grows to more than 1,000 employees in North America. In addition to its manufacturing facilities in Dublin and Macon, Georgia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Dallas; the company will acquire Erie AP’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lakeshore, Ontario.

   

Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Building envelope; Business matters; Good Technical Practice; NA; North America

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.


Advertisements
 
Abrasives Inc.

 
Western Technology Inc.

 
Axxiom Manufacturing

 
Sauereisen, Inc.

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.

 
CRW

 
PaintSquare

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us