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CRL acquires Denmark's Glasteknik S. Thorball ApS

Post Time:Sep 20,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:117

C.R. Laurence of Europeacquired the glass tools, accessories and machinery distributor, Glasteknik S. Thorball ApS, based in Copenhagen, according to a Sept. 15 release.

The move follows the recent acquisition of Vitrododi of Milan Supply Co., and takes CRL’s coverage of the European market into the whole of Scandinavia, namely Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and beyond, according to the release.

“We have had a long association with Thorball; they have developed a highly respected reputation in the region, from their strategic base in Copenhagen, Denmark, and are ideally placed to serve the Scandinavian and Baltic regions,“ said Lloyd Talbert, president, C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, in the release.

“We have already begun the process to relocate the company into a larger 30,000-square-foot facility to ensure we can enhance services to this region. As part of our ongoing European strategy, we will make our entire CRL product line of some 50,000 products available from our Scandinavian branch as soon as possible. In addition, we are proud to welcome all of Thorball’s staff into the CRL family, and we will be recruiting additional sales team members soon,” Talbert said in the release.

“We are especially pleased that Jesper Andersen, the MD of Glasteknik S. Thorball, will be staying on with us to head up our Scandinavian operations. Jesper is well known and respected throughout the industry, having developed a fine reputation while building Thorball into a leader in its market.”

The company will be renamed C.R. Laurence of Scandinavia ApS, and the expanded business unit will service all of Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic States from its new location. Jesper Andersen, Managing Director of C.R. Laurence of Scandinavia, will be available on the CRL Europe stand at Glasstec, Hall 10-A50, to welcome customers.

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