Herold Partco Products to be Sold Under the Osborn Brand

Fri April 3, 2015

Herold Partco Products to be Sold Under the Osborn Brand

Jason Industries' acquisition of industrial brush manufacturer will expand product offerings from Osborn.

CLEVELAND - April 2015 - Osborn, the world's leading supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds and buffs, adds product lines from newly acquired Herold Partco Manufacturing, Inc.

Jason Inc. announced the completed transaction to acquire the manufacturing assets and customer list from Cleveland-based Herold Partco on March 25. Herold Partco products will be manufactured and distributed by Osborn, a unit of Jason Inc.

"This move is a great step in continuing to build Osborn's leadership in the North American market," said Mark Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at Osborn. "The products coming under our brand will be excellent additions to Osborn's offerings, providing even more solutions to existing customers. Current Herold Partco customers will now benefit from the depth and breadth of the Osborn product lines, creating significant mutual gain."

The acquisition was part of Jason's growth strategy, expanding through acquiring companies that fit well within the existing companies and complement the current product lineup.

"As part of our dedication to providing customers with best-in-class solutions, we are continuously looking for opportunities to expand our product offering," said Dr. Florestan von Boxberg, president of Jason Finishing Group. "In acquiring the manufacturing assets of Herold Partco, we broaden our catalog in the area of power brushes, thereby creating increased value for our current customers and those of Herold Partco, while further solidifying our market-leading position."

Herold Partco manufacturing equipment will be relocated to Osborn's plant in Richmond, Ind. and production of Herold Partco products will resume. With a seamless transition, current customers will continue to receive the same quality products to which they are accustomed.

About Osborn

Osborn is the world's leading supplier of surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools for hundreds of industrial and commercial applications such as metal finishing, honing and surface polishing. Founded in 1887, Osborn now includes operations in 15 countries and serves customers in more than 100 countries. A unit of Jason Inc., Osborn carries more than 10,000 standard products and more than 100,000 customized solutions to serve a diverse group of customers and industries. For more information, visit osborn.com.

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