Bridgestone HosePower Announces Its Acquisition Of Seattle-Based Fittings Inc.

Bridgestone HosePower Announces Its Acquisition Of Seattle-Based Fittings Inc.

The acquisition will broaden the company’s footprint to become one of the largest networks specializing in hose sales and service in the United States.

 

Bridgestone HosePower (Hosepower), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., is expanding its hose solutions business in the Pacific Northwest by acquiring Fittings Inc., a hydraulic and industrial hose sales and service company based in Seattle, becoming one of the largest networks specializing in hose sales and service in the United States.

According to the agreement, Fittings’ 16 current employees will be offered positions within HosePower, including two of the three former owners, Douglas Kennedy and Murray MacLean.

“We are proud to add such a strong business to our portfolio,” said J. Palmer Clarkson, president and CEO, Bridgestone HosePower. “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.”

“We are excited to join Bridgestone HosePower to integrate our regional footprint and expertise into a larger organization,” said Douglas Kennedy, president, Fittings Inc. “Adding their expertise and extensive product offerings allows us to further our ability to service our customers, and we are enthusiastic about the increased opportunities Bridgestone HosePower will bring for our employees and for our customers.”

The Fittings acquisition brings Bridgestone HosePower to 40 U.S. locations, and one location in Mexico.

Fittings was established in 1960 as a distributor of hydraulic-industrial hose, fittings and accessories, and rapidly expanded to include much of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Today, thanks to advances in communication and the opening of new markets, Fittings also is welcoming international trade, and its staff have first-hand experience with specialty fabrication and kit assembly, offering clients capabilities such as just-in-time, point of use and auto replenish delivery methods.

You May Also Like

PRT Launches 59 New Complete Strut Assemblies

Extending PRT’s product portfolio in North America, the new release represents nearly 12M vehicles in new coverage.

PRT-Launches-59-New-Complete-Strut-Assemblies

PRT announced the launch of 59 new complete strut assemblies for the North American market.

The launch includes application coverage for Nissan Frontier, Toyota Highlander and Mercedes E-Class models, in addition to brand-new applications, such as the Dodge Durango 2022, the Ram ProMaster City 2022, and the Mazda CX-9 2022, among others, according to PRT.

SMP Releases 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report

The report provides insight into the company’s initiatives, future goals and achievements, Standard Motor Products said.

SMP-Releases-2023-Corporate-Sustainability-Report
GSP Announces New May Part Numbers

The units released in May are in stock and ready to ship, GSP said.

GSP-Announces-New-May-Part-Numbers
Cooper Standard Issues Corporate Responsibility Report

Titled “Commitment to Excellence,” the report provides updates on key sustainability targets, initiatives and ambitions.

Cooper-Standard-Issues-Corporate-Responsibility-Report
Mevotech Expands Coverage with 188 New Part Numbers

The release covers domestic and import passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, vans, SUVs and EVs, up to the 2023 vehicle model year.

Mevotech-Expands-Coverage-with-188-New-Part-Numbers

Other Posts

MAHLE Finalizes Sale of its OEM Thermostat Business

As part of the transaction, ADMETOS is taking on around 600 employees in six countries.

MAHLE finalizes sale of its OEM thermostat business
ZF Aftermarket Releases 36 New Parts for US, Canada

ZF has introduced a total of 185 new products in 2024 under the ZF, LEMFÖRDER, SACHS, TRW and WABCO brands.

Dana Expands Spicer ReadyShaft Assembly Coverage

The addition of more than 3,000 new part numbers brings Dana’s ReadyShaft program
to over 13,000 active SKUs.

Dana-Expands-Spicer-ReadyShaft-Assembly-Coverage
Litens Aftermarket North America Elevates Sustainability Efforts

Litens said it is dedicated to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. 

Litens Aftermarket North America Elevates Sustainability Efforts