Wilson Tool Acquires Canadian Rival
3 November 2010
Wilson Tool International today announced that it has acquired Exacta Precision and Exacta FabTool of Toronto, Canada. Like Wilson Tool, Exacta has been a supplier of high-quality tooling for the fabrication and stamping industries since the mid-1960s. Exacta Precision Products manufactures all types of punches and dies, both standard and special shapes, for the metal stamping and fabrication industries worldwide.
"The merger of these great family-owned companies represents a strong step forward for our organizations," said Brian Robinson, CEO of Wilson Enterprises. "Each company will immediately enhance their product offerings and geographical coverage, which, in the end, is great news for our customers across North America and beyond."
Wilson Tool International® has been a leading provider of tooling solutions that enhance the performance of sheet metal fabricating machinery worldwide. Wilson Tool is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes and punch and die components for the stamping industry.
Wilson’s Products are manufactured at the company’s world headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn., USA, at their European facility in Swindon, England, and their site in Shanghai, China, which serves a growing customer base in that region. Wilson Tool’s network of sales engineers and international distributors operate in virtually every industrialized nation around the globe.
The addition of these strong Canadian manufacturing organizations continues to extend Wilson Tool’s increasing global manufacturing capabilities. By expanding manufacturing operations in the USA, England, China and now Canada, Wilson Tool is better able to serve its growing customer base around the world.
There will be no immediate change in operations for the companies. However, as the integration process moves forward, both Exacta and Wilson Tool customers will benefit greatly from the increased availability of existing product lines each manufacturer brings to the table as well as additional product lines to be made available soon. With the combination of the two sales forces, customers of both companies will also experience enhanced customer service and support.