AAkron (PPAI 111082, S10) announced Monday that it has acquired The Allen Company (PPAI 113879, S5) in a move that brings the AllenColorcraft drinkware, hydration and beverageware products to AAkron.
The move will go into effect immediately, and the Akron, New York-based supplier will begin the process of offering AllenColorcraft products.
- Allen Colorcraft will put a short pause on accepting orders on Tuesday, March 29 and will ship all open orders the following week.
- AllenColorcraft products will then become available to order through AAkron as early as April 4 and will resume shipping from AAkron’s facilities April 11.
The Allen Company, specializing mainly in drinkware and related products, was founded in 1959. The AllenColorcraft drinkware line joins the wide-ranging products already offered by AAkron, from magnets and cups to yo-yos and fly swatters.
- AAkron says that it now will be “able to offer the industry’s largest selection of Retail Drinkware brands.”
- The two companies combine for 120 years in operation.
What They’re Saying:The company also says, “AAkron will be expanding upon its already extensive line of made-in-theUSA products, which is already the largest in the industry. Great timing with the global supply chain being in the trouble that it’s currently in.”
“Anytime an organization can add talent to its team, then it’s a good move,” AAkron Line CEO and co-owner Devin Piscitelli says. “AAkron is also able to add trending products for gift-giving, personalization and recognition programs.”