ORANGE PARK, Fla.— Bridgestone HosePower L.L.C. acquired Fittings Inc., a hydraulic and industrial hose sales and service company based in Seattle.
The acquisition expands Bridgestone's hose solutions business in the Pacific Northwest, and creates one of the largest networks specializing in hose sales and service, according to a company statement. Fittings' 16 current employees will be offered positions within HosePower, including two the three former owners, Douglas Kennedy and Murray MacLean, according to the agreement.
"We are proud to add such a strong business to our portfolio. This acquisition broadens our presence in the country and enhances Bridgestone Hosepower's leadership in the market, increasing our product offerings and expanding our portfolio of value-added services," J. Palmer Clarkson, president and CEO of Bridgestone HosePower, said in a statement.
The Fittings acquisition brings Bridgestone HosePower to 40 locations in the U.S. and one location in Mexico.
"We are excited to join Bridgestone HosePower to integrate our regional footprint and expertise into a larger organization," Fittings President Douglas Kennedy said in a statement.
Fittings was established in 1960 as a distributor of hydraulic-industrial hose, fittings and accessories and expanded to include much of the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.
Bridgestone HosePower is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp.