For more than 35 years, Custom LeatherCraft Mfg. has been an industry-leading designer. They are also both a developer and marketer of work gear, personal protective equipment and outdoor gear. Founded in 1983, the company’s products receive marketing under the CLC brand in the United States. In Canada, they are under the Kuny’s Leather brand. The company prides itself in developing high-quality work gear at the best value with products that have functional, stylish and also innovative details.
“We are excited about this acquisition. We believe that CLC will be a substantial piece of the puzzle in realizing our North American strategy. CLC has an unparalleled track record in product excellence, quality and innovation within its categories. This makes the company very well-suited to be part of the Hultafors Group,” says Ole Kristian Jødahl. He is the CEO at Hultafors Group AB.
The acquisition is part of the Hultafors Group strategy to strengthen its presence in North America. It is also part of their efforts to broaden the Hultafors Group portfolio within attractive professional user product categories. Through the acquisition, Hultafors will strengthen its sales and marketing capabilities in North America, as well as reinforce relationships with key customers within the distribution channel. Custom LeatherCraft will be integrated with Hultafors Group North America, and will also report to Pete Chatel, President of Hultafors Group North America.
Custom LeatherCraft will operate day-to-day business as usual with Ron Pickens, CEO of CLC and the rest of the executive team in their current roles. Together, they will continue to lead CLC’s dedicated and talented team in developing business.
About Hultafors Group
Hultafors Group provides a portfolio of leading brands that keep professional users in the forefront in terms of functionality, safety and overall productivity. Excelling in brand-driven product categories within the construction industry and equipment sectors, they offer customers and users a best-in-class experience. You may learn more about Hultafors Group by visiting their website at www.hultaforsgroup.com.
Hultafors Group brands include Snickers Workwear, Hultafors Tools, Johnson Level, Hellberg Safety, Wibe Ladders, Solid Gear, Dunderdon and Toe Guard.