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C.R. Laurence acquires Australian Glass Tools Pty

Post Time:Nov 12,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:59

Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co.'s Australian subsidiary, C.R. Laurence Co., Australia Pty, acquired Australian Glass Tools Pty, Melbourne, according to a Feb. 6 CRL release.

“Australian Glass Tools was founded in 1993 by Ron Bremner, and has grown to be a well-known supplier to the glazing industry within Victoria and throughout Australia," said Lloyd Talbert, president, CRL, in the release. "Mr. Bremner also developed a line of vacuum cup lifters, which has been successfully marketed in Australia, Europe and the United States.” Australian Glass Tools is located in Scoresby, a prime industrial/commercial section of Melbourne. With the acquisition, CRL will immediately begin construction of a new 54,000-square-foot facility in Scoresby to bring the companies’ combined product line to Victoria, according to the release. All AGT employees will stay on, including David Bremner, who will be director of the operation, and, Ron Bremner, who will be product manager in charge of the vacuum cup lifter product line, according to the release.“This new acquisition continues our endeavors to become a full service provider to the glazing industry throughout all of Australia," Talbert said, in the release . "When we first entered the Australian market in 2006 with the acquisition of CRL North Australia Pty, we built a 54,000-square-foot facility in Eastern Creek, NSW, outside of Sydney. With that expansion, we brought our entire 50,000 item product line to the Australian market. Now, with the AGT acquisition, we can bring that same line to customers in Victoria.” The new Scoresby facility will feature state-of-the-art shipping equipment and computer systems for quick delivery to customers. Customers will be able to pick up orders on site. A large showroom will display some of CRL's newest products, including full-size working models of CRL's architectural hardware products, frameless shower door hardware, railing systems, and transaction security hardware, according to the release.

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