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KODA Distribution Group Acquires EW Kaufmann



Published May 29, 2013
KODA Distribution Group, a leading specialty chemical distributor, has acquired EW Kaufmann, headquartered in Bristol, PA. The transaction closed on May 16, 2013.

“This acquisition offers us the regional focus we desire and significantly strengthens our presence in the northeast U.S. in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) market,” said Frank Bergonzi, CEO of KODA Distribution Group. “It enables us to expand our capabilities and to establish a leading CASE position throughout the northeast region,”

“We are thrilled to join the KODA Group, as it allows us to continue to be a regional entity, focused in the CASE market, while simultaneously being a part of the larger KODA Distribution Group,” said Brian O’Connor, president of EW Kaufmann.

KODA Distribution Group, a leading specialty chemical distributor is comprised of five regional companies: EW Kaufmann in Pennsylvania, GMZ in Ohio, Ribelin Sales in Texas, Monson Companies in Massachusetts and PT Hutchins in California.


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