UK’s Bunzl acquires US’ protective clothing firm Tingley Rubber

January 13, 2022 - United Kingdom

Bunzl plc, UK-based specialist international distribution and services Group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tingley Rubber Corporation, an American distributor of own brand PPE based in New Jersey, US in late December. The business is focused on protective footwear and apparel and has a strong product portfolio.  

Tingley generated revenue of $68 million (c. £49 million) in 2021.

“I am pleased to announce the acquisition of Tingley which will further enhance our North American safety offering with its innovative brand portfolio and represents our 14th acquisition completed in 2021.  The Group’s committed spend over 2020 and 2021 combined was approximately £950 million, making the last two years one of the most successful periods in our history for acquisitions. Our pipeline remains active, supported by the strength of our balance sheet,” Frank van Zanten, Chief Executive Officer of Bunzl, said in a statement.