Smith Flow Control and Netherlocks Safety Systems have publicly announced their merger.
This will allow the two companies to create one global leader in equipment market dedicated to safe work practices at industrial facilities.
Netherlocks and SMITH brands will still be used on the market and will be supported by two operating headquarters in Great Britain and the Netherlands.
Primary purpose of the merger is to increase customer satisfaction and embrace emerging markets. New consolidated business will operate with 10 offices in eight countries in order to ensure:
- more clear and coordinated representation of product lines on all markets;
- improvement of local sales, engineering and support services in all presence regions;
- acceleration of new product development and diversification of outdated products.
During the period of November 29th to December 1st, 2016 a convention of NETHERLOCKS and SMITH distributors will take place as part of VALVE WORLD EXPO 2016 – Düsseldorf where both companies will participate under one brand.