Lakeland Industries, a provider in protective clothing for various industries, announced the strategic acquisition of Pacific Helmets NZ Limited, a New Zealand-based innovator in safety helmet design and manufacturing. This all-cash transaction, valued at approximately $8.5 million, marks a significant expansion of Lakeland’s fire services portfolio, integrating Pacific’s advanced helmet technologies and broad product range into its offerings.
About the Acquisition
- Strategic Expansion: The acquisition signifies a major milestone in Lakeland’s global fire services expansion, enhancing its product range with Pacific’s leading safety helmets for structural and wildland firefighting, as well as rescue operations.
- Complementary Fit: Pacific’s diverse product line and established market presence make it a highly complementary addition to Lakeland’s existing fire service business. This move not only broadens Lakeland’s product offerings but also extends its geographical reach, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.
- Business Synergies: The integration of Pacific’s innovative products is expected to generate significant cross-selling opportunities across Lakeland’s global sales and distribution channels, leveraging both companies’ strengths.
About Pacific Helmets
Industry Leadership: With over 40 years in the industry, Pacific Helmets stands as a leader in designing and manufacturing a wide array of safety helmets. Employing 70 people, the company operates from its headquarters in Whanganui, New Zealand.
Innovative Range: Pacific boasts the largest range of helmet models and styles internationally, known for their proprietary fiberglass-based shell construction, which differs from competitors’ injection molding methods.
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