EMPORIA, KS — Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. has acquired privately owned Carrand Co., a designer and marketer of specialty cleaning tools and accessories for the automotive aftermarket.
Based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., Carrand will operate from its current facility as a subsidiary of Hopkins Manufacturing and will continue to be led by Carrand President Rand Rognlien. Carrand shareholders David Rognlien, Rand Rognlien and Brock Robertson have invested in Hopkins as part of the transaction.
Headquartered in Emporia, Kan., Hopkins manufactures and markets specialized towing products and functional accessories for the automotive and recreational vehicle aftermarkets. According to Hopkins President and CEO Bradley Kraft, this acquisition establishes Hopkins as the leading automotive cleaning products company servicing the automotive aftermarket.
“We are very excited to have Hopkins and Carrand join forces,” said Kraft. “Carrand is an outstanding company, with exceptionally strong management and a leadership position in everyday vehicle cleaning products. Their product offerings are highly complementary to Hopkins’ strong leadership in winter cleaning tools.”
“Carrand has done an excellent job of bringing consumers quality, innovative products that make the task of cleaning vehicles easier and more effective,” Kraft continued. “The philosophies of the two companies are consistent. We are both focused on providing consumers with innovative solutions for everyday tasks.”
To learn more about Carrand Corp., go to: www.carrand.com.
For more information about Hopkins Manufacturing, visit: www.hopkinsmfg.com.
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