Pelican™ Products Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of advanced lighting systems and industrial cases, has acquired its Australian distributor, Pelican Products Australia Pty. Ltd., which has served as Pelican’s exclusive product distributor in Australia for the past 20 years. The company will be renamed Pelican Products Pty. Ltd.
This is Pelican’s first-ever acquisition; it supports the company’s continued global expansion plans.
“We are extremely excited to formally expand our international business with Pelican’s first-ever acquisition by bringing our Australian distribution partner officially into the Pelican Products corporate family,” said Lyndon Faulkner, president and CEO of Pelican Products, Inc. “The owners, Graeme and Lorraine Roberts, have built a great business and developed a strong reputation for Pelican throughout Australia and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their hard work. As they transition into retirement, we will seek to build upon their success in order to take the Pelican brand to new heights in this region of the world as we continue to build our global reach.”
Until recently, Pelican Product’s leaders have focused on growing the company organically with double-digit year-over-year sales increases attributable to constant product innovation and a strong sales force, according to the company. As Pelican moves forward, it will augment this growth with strategic business acquisitions around the world to bolster the company’s position as a premier global case and light manufacturer.
In addition to the Australian acquisition, the company has enlisted a senior executive, Christian Nyman, to head up the Australian business unit and expand the Australian business for Pelican’s International group. Nyman brings a diverse background in B2B and B2C sales with such noted manufacturers as LG Electronics, Siemens, Philips Consumer Electronics and LEGO.
Pelican™ Products makes first-ever acquisition by acquiring Australian distributor
April 7, 2008