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uvex aquires HexArmor

05 December 2016

The uvex safety group has acquired a substantial interest in U.S. based HexArmor expanding the uvex safety group's presence in the Western Hemisphere.

In 1993, uvex Winter Holding, parent of the uvex safety group, sold its U.S. business including the trademark rights in the Americas. “In light of this, we are delighted to return to the world’s most important industrial health and safety market after 20 years,” Michael Winter, managing partner of the uvex group, said. 

Stefan Brueck, CEO of the uvex safety group, added: “The strategic partnership with HexArmor provides the ideal platform to promote our innovative product solutions to customers in the Western Hemisphere as well. HexArmor is a trusted partner for safety professionals and workers across North America and the HexArmor brand represents innovation and high-performance in hand protection, a perfect platform for the uvex safety group in the Americas. Additionally, their track record of growth over the past 10 years is very impressive."

Steve VanErmen, president and CEO of HexArmor, said: “In partnership with the uvex safety group, the HexArmor competence immediately expands to deliver a broad range of new safety solutions and innovations for our customers. This partnership also opens up new opportunities for our employees while allowing us to continue to accelerate growth.”

Customers can anticipate many new product offers from both uvex safety group and HexArmor in the coming months. uvex safety group’s innovative products, including eye, head and hand protection, will be sold under the HexArmor brand in the Americas via a multi-phase launch plan, while HexArmor’s high-tech hand, arm and body protection will be sold by the uvex safety group in certain markets in the Eastern Hemisphere.