Solon, Ohio-based Tarkett North America has acquired Vinylasa, a vinyl composite tile manufacturer based in Mexico City, and will move all VCT production there by the end of the year.
The plan will bring an end to VCT manufacturing in Florence, Ala., where the company also produces luxury vinyl tile.
"With this acquisition, we are improving our VCT product offering, service levels and competitiveness. At the same time, we are creating space and focus on domestic LVT production at our Florence campus," Eric Daliere, president and CEO of Tarkett North America and Tarkett Sports, said in a news release.
Vinylasa specializes in manufacturing through-patterned VCT tiles, the release says. The company has supplied the North American market for more than 50 years.
Tarkett launched its VCT collection in 29 colors in March 2019 with an announcement that says VCT is constructed with 85 percent limestone, is phthalate-free and recyclable back into VCT.
All VCT products for Tarkett North America will be manufactured at the Mexico City location beginning in 2022.
Tarkett North America produces flooring for hospitality, workplace, education, healthcare, retail and residential uses.
In 2018, the company said it was investing $60 million at two manufacturing facilities in Florence over the next three years to increase production capacity for LVT.
Tarkett North America is part of France-based Tarkett SA, which dates back to the 1880s and also offers products for sports facilities.