CFS Brands, the parent company of Sparta Brush, has completed the acquisition of Mexican cleaning brush manufacturer Cepillos El Castor.
The company, which has manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico and has approximately 200 employees will remain a stand-alone entity within CFS Brands.
This means that for the foreseeable future, both customers and suppliers will continue to interact with both companies as they have in the past.
Cepillos El Castor focuses on meeting the needs of maximum hygiene for industries and facilities where adherence to critical health and safety standards is vital to their operations, including restaurants and hotels.
The company produces several lines of HACCP compliant color-coded products, including brushes brooms and dustpans.
Eduardo Casas, the company’s president, said of the takeover: “To become part of the CFS Brands family will allow us to grow faster in the US market and definitely confirm our unquestionable leadership in all of Latin America. Together, our global presence will also grow rapidly.
“With this acquisition, we are delivering the manufacturing expertise and the heritage of three generations of brush makers that, together with CFS Brands’ strengths, will create a global leader in this industry.”
Trent Freiberg, president and CEO of CFS Brands, added: “Cepillos El Castor is the market leader in Mexico and Latin America in our strategic category of cleaning brushes and also adds to CFS a complimentary line of HACCP compliant color-coded products as well as other key items.
“This acquisition expands our global presence and aligns perfectly with our vision to build the strongest platform of leading brands for light equipment and supplies.
“We are very excited to have Eduardo Casas and his management team continue to lead Cepillos El Castor as we work together to accelerate growth and we welcome all El Castor employees to CFS Brands.”