Posted November 4, 2015

JET Group acquires Sellstrom

Canadian safety/PPE manufacturer adds Sellstrom as part of U.S. expansion effort.

Sellstrom Manufacturing Co., is pleased to announce the sale of the company to the JET Group, a wholesale manufacturer of tools, equipment and safety products, based in Vancouver, Canada.

The JET Group's brands servicing the professional tool, equipment and safety markets include JET, Strongarm, ITC, STARTECH, Pioneer, Ranpro and PeakWorks in Canada, and American Forge & Foundry in the U.S.

Their professional “One-Source” Canadian product portfolio includes: hand tools, tool storage, shop equipment, lube/fluid transfer, air tools material handling, hydraulic lifting equipment, lighting, abrasives and cutting tools, Hi-Vis safety apparel, FR safety apparel, rain wear, work wear, work boots and fall protection products.

The acquisition of Sellstrom is perfectly aligned with JET Group’s corporate strategy to expand its reach into the U.S. safety market.

Sellstrom is a well-respected, 92 year old brand of PPE products in the U.S. and globally. Sellstrom offers an impressive portfolio of premium quality PPE products including: head, eye, face, arc-flash, hearing, welding safety products and helmets, the RTC brand of fall protection equipment as well as their industry leading Monitor Germicidal Cabinets and Gravit-Eye portable eye wash stations.

The JET Group's strategy will be to aggressively expand the range of available products in many of Sellstrom’s existing PPE categories. Over time, Sellstrom’s U.S. customers will gain access to many of JET Groups industry leading Canadian safety categories such as; Hi-Viz apparel, FR apparel, industrial rain wear and work boots.

Sellstrom will remain a stand-alone division of the JET Group, based in Illinois. We thank you in advance for your ongoing support and look forward to continuing to earn your PPE business in the future. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Sellstrom representative or any of their management team as required. and