Composites One LLC has expanded its distribution presence in Canada by acquiring BMB Solutions Composites of St-Hubert, Quebec.
Composites One spokeswoman Marcy Offner said her firm has been active in Canada, especially in Western Canada, but the purchase will help the company better serve the Eastern Canadian market.
“We will be able to provide more depth of service,” Offner said in a phone interview.
BMB's 10 employees have become Composites One employees and BMB facilities in St.-Hubert and Windsor, Ontario, will remain open
“We like to focus on local delivery,” Offner explained.
Composites One, based in Arlington Heights, Ill., operates 35 locations in North America, offering composites processors a wide range of materials from more than 600 leading suppliers, as well as fabrication and molding technologies. BMB's supplier list is also comprehensive and includes major materials and equipment suppliers.
Composites One announced the acquisition Feb. 1 but did not report terms of the deal.
BMB was founded in 2006 and specializes in advanced composites, another attraction to Composites One. BMB's sales to the aerospace sector are supported by its AS9120 certification, similar to an ISO9000 certification.
BMB distribution facilities are located near some major composite components producers. In the Montreal area, BMB's St.-Hubert operation is near aerospace and transportation products major Bombardier Inc. and BRP Inc., a leading manufacturer of power sports vehicles such as snowmobiles and personal watercraft. BMB counts those operations as major clients.
BMB President Patrick Morin indicated in a news release that Composites One's resources will strengthen his company's market position.
Composites One President and Chief Operating Officer Leon Garoufalis said the deal will boost its platform in Canada.
Composites One supplies the entire composites market, ranging from construction and marine applications to aerospace and transportation equipment. Its offerings include resins, core materials, reinforcements, tooling and processing supplies.
BMB's key markets are advanced materials for aerospace, transportation and tooling, Morin noted in an email. It was founded by, and named for, Mathieu Boivin, Patrick Morin and Frederic Brunet.