DiversiTech Acquires Cliplight Manufacturing
Expanded product line, including Super Seal™ brand, will aid HVAC contractors
ATLANTA — DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, announced that it has purchased Cliplight Manufacturing Co., a Toronto-based manufacturer of HVACR sealants, work lights, and battery charger products.
DiversiTech noted that Cliplight has been a pioneer in the air conditioning and refrigeration sealant category and also brings strong R&D and technical support capabilities. The company said these advantages — coupled with DiversiTech’s warehousing and distributing operations — will provide improved shipping and ordering efficiencies and an expanded geographical reach to serve more customers. DiversiTech said it will now be able to offer its HVAC wholesaler partners a broader and more complete line of leak detection and sealant repair products, as well as lighting tools and air purification products.
Founded in 1976 with the Cliplight worklight, the company later invented its first residential and commercial HVACR sealant, Super Seal™, in 2003. Super Seal currently has nearly 2 million sealant applications worldwide for appliances and residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Super Seal Advanced™ products combine sealant and moisture eliminators while Super Seal Total™ also includes UV dye in an environmentally friendly and technologically advanced product. Super Seal’s patented vacuum-packed delivery method uses the HVACR system’s own refrigerant to mix and circulate the sealant materials. This process ensures there is no dilution of the refrigerant.
In addition to acquiring the Super Seal family of brands, other product lines coming to DiversiTech include: work lights, leak detection inspection lights, air ozone machines, a/c tools, and battery chargers. Combined, DiversiTech is acquiring more than 450 product SKUs.
“This is a perfect marriage between two companies with complementary products and services that can be leveraged to the greater benefit of our HVAC wholesaler customers and contractors,” said Bud Sjogren, DiversiTech chief sales and marketing office. “The entire leadership team and the employees of Cliplight are second-to-none. With them and all of Cliplight’s assets, we are furthering our mission of providing the widest selection of quality products to help our customers simplify the way they work.”
“DiversiTech has an enviable market-leading position and a true vision for the future,” said Linda Appler, Cliplight director of sales and marketing, HVACR. “We’re excited to join a team that has an expansive sales force, key customer access, excellent financial strength, and other superior operational capabilities. The future looks very bright with the combination of our two companies.”
Integration of the companies is already underway, and complete integration is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2016.
For more information, visit www.diversitech.com.
Publication date: 1/6/2016