Whitmore Acquires Fluid Defense Systems
Rockwall, Texas — The Whitmore Manufacturing Company announced today its acquisition of Fluid Defense Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of fully-integrated lubricant storage and handling solutions. Whitmore says that since 2001, Fluid Defense had grown to being recognized in lubricant handling and contamination control for food and beverage and industrial manufacturing.
Scott Dunbar, Vice President of Filtration and Protective Coatings at Whitmore, said in a statement: “We are very excited about this acquisition, which enables us to offer a far broader portfolio of best-in-class products to the fast growing reliability market. Fluid Defense has an outstanding reputation for producing intuitive systems that create immediate value for their customers. The synergy between the OilSafe® system and our Air Sentry® branded products is tremendous. We now offer a more compelling product line that provides us with a great platform to build on organically and through future acquisitions.”
The Whitmore Manufacturing Company has been producing high-performance lubricants, friction modifiers, coatings, sealants and more since 1893.
“As a manufacturer of specialty lubricants, Whitmore has been helping customers improve their lubrication practices for more than 120 years. Research has shown that improper lubrication is responsible for the majority of equipment failures. By providing customers with innovative reliability solutions, we help them increase equipment productivity and uptime while reducing their capital investments,” added Jeff Kilpatrick, President and CEO of Whitmore.