EJOT UK will use its presence at the forthcoming RCI Show to officially announce the EJOT Group’s global acquisition of Finnish fixings manufacturer SORMAT - which also includes the LIEBIG range of critical fixing products. Whilst the purchase was rubber-stamped earlier in 2017, it was late summer before brand positioning and commercial agreements received the green light here in the UK.
Founded in 1970, SORMAT is arguably Northern Europe’s leading manufacturer of fixing products that range from metal, nylon and chemical anchors, through to façade fixings and M & E products. The LIEBIG brand has earned global recognition for manufacturing high-end heavy-load fixings that are specified in critical fixing applications such as nuclear power plants, rail, bridge and tunnel construction.
EJOT UK’s Managing Director Chris Middleton said: "The purchase of SORMAT to include LIEBIG was a natural step and the perfect fit for the EJOT Group worldwide. EJOT’s positioning as originators of fastening innovation as far as the modern building envelope goes, has now been extended into new and expanding markets. Not only does the acquisition increase our product portfolio and anchoring technology, but also our knowledge pool worldwide".
Both EJOT UK and SORMAT are two of seven key manufacturers who are full members of the Construction Fixings Association in the UK.