Amesbury Acquisition Expands Balance Offering

April 24, 2012
Companies

Amesbury, the supplier of hardware, weatherseals, extrusions and other window and door components, has acquired Unique Balance International, located in Montreal, Canada. The company offers a range of balances to the window industry in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Unique Balance will continue to supply its existing customers from the current Montreal location as part of Amesbury Hardware Products.  The operation is expected to benefit from Amesbury’s strong customer relationships, reputation as a reliable business partner and strong synergies with other Amesbury capabilities, officials state. Ross Hemesath will remain with Amesbury Hardware Products’ Montreal facility as operations manager–Canada.

“The acquisition of Unique Balance International’s product range and expertise in the window balance industry is an exciting opportunity for Amesbury to continue its strategy of acquiring companies that broaden our product offering and strengthen our capabilities within the fenestration industry,” says Jonathan Petromelis, Amesbury president and CEO.

"Unique has long been a key player in the window balance market and their Spiral, Lite-Lift and Super-Lift balances will be a great addition to our product offering and rounds out our balance product segment,” adds Wayne Steinhauer, VP of Amesbury Hardware Products.