-- Global workwear leader strengthens industry position with acquisition of UK-based manufacturer
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global work wear maker Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. has acquired North East Rig Out Ltd. (NERO), an Aberdeen, UK-based workwear manufacturer specializing in the oil and gas industry. Established in 1995, NERO is also a head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions provider. The acquisition was completed by Williamson-Dickie's European division on July 18, 2014.
"Williamson-Dickie has been a part of the global oil and gas industry for decades, and this acquisition makes us even more competitive in the European market," said Chairman and CEO Philip Williamson, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. "I'm excited to add NERO to the stable of workwear solutions offered by WD to workers around the world."
The latest addition to WD's global product and service offering gives the company an experienced and quality workforce with a long service history in the region. NERO's local manufacturing resources and in-house value added services – including design, embroidery and screen-printing – provide a full-service solution for Aberdeen-based petroleum customers.
"WD Europe has strategically and methodically added to its workwear offerings over the years, particularly in the oil and gas industry," said Kirk Ehrlich, president of WD Europe. "NERO's products and services function in tandem with and will incorporate logically into our existing assets. This is an important step in building a more complete workwear solution in the market."
About Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. is the world's leading provider of authentic work apparel, specializing in innovative performance work wear since 1922. The company offers premium quality products at an unmatched value across a vast assortment of apparel, footwear, and licensed goods in more than 100 countries. Williamson-Dickie operates through wholly-owned affiliates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Japan and the Middle East; exclusive licensees and distributors in Africa and the Asia Pacific region; and under the Dickies®, Workrite®, Kodiak®, Terra®, Walls®, Big Smith®, 10X®, Liberty® and Duxbak® brands. For more information, visit www.williamsondickie.com.
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