Company Adds Action Industrial Group and Seals and Packings, Inc. to Portfolio

PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2015 — ERIKS North America, a leading industrial process solutions provider, recently added two new companies to its family of industry leaders. With the acquisitions of Action Industrial Group by ERIKS’ Lewis-Goetz and Seals and Packings, Inc. by ERIKS Seals and Plastics, the company continues its aggressive growth and commitment to expanding its business model geographically and within strategic end markets. Part of ERIKS worldwide, ERIKS North America is made up of four companies that offer complementary products and services across multiple industries.

“With the addition of these two great companies, we continue to expand our industrial reach and our ability to deliver value to our customers,??? said Jeff Crane, president and CEO of ERIKS North America. “The associates of Action Industrial and Seals and Packing bring significant industry and application know-how. Couple this with our global resources and our unique ability to add value continues to grow.”

ERIKS industrial distributor Lewis-Goetz entered a definitive agreement in April to acquire Action Industrial Group, a South Carolina-based fabricator and distributor specializing in fasteners, gaskets, hose products and industrial construction tools and supplies. The acquisition adds seven Southeast locations to the Lewis-Goetz footprint, as well as considerable gasket fabrication technologies. Action Industrial Group has 78 employees and had $21.5 million in net sales last year.

As part of Lewis-Goetz, Action Industrial Group will have the opportunity to expand its reach with more access to resources and greater opportunities to cross-sell products. Lewis-Goetz fabricates and distributes hose, sealing, conveyor belt and valve products from nearly 100 locations in the United States and Canada.

ERIKS Seals and Plastics Inc., a leading technical resource for seals, engineered and bearings required for demanding applications, has also acquired Texas-based Seals and Packings. Seals and Packings has been in operation for more than 30 years, delivering high-performance seals and related components to a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, automotive, rail, aerospace, mobile and industrial hydraulics, chemical, petrochemical, and medical. Locations across the United States and Europe provide global supply chain solutions.

As part of ERIKS Seals and Plastics, clients will benefit from an even stronger portfolio and unique combination of product and material expertise combined with efficient, customized logistics.

This acquisition enables ERIKS to enhance its client base in the U.S. oil and gas industry and will further strengthen its product and service offerings to existing and new customers. Customers will benefit as the capabilities of these two leading companies are merged to provide greater product availability, engineering expertise and customized logistics solutions.

The addition of these two companies comes on the heels of ERIKS North America’s acquisition of Advanced Sealing, a full-spectrum manufacturer and distributor of fluid sealing products to refining, chemical processing, power generation and wastewater treatment facilities. Advanced Sealing, which was acquired by Lewis-Goetz in July 2014, provides high quality products and a professional, customer focused workforce, which has further strengthened the solutions-based approach of Lewis-Goetz.

The ERIKS North America family of companies was ranked 20th on MDM’s 2014 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. ERIKS global organization consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business.

About ERIKS
Founded in 1940, ERIKS is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components and related technical and logistics services. ERIKS’ current product range is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and tools, maintenance and safety products. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business. In 2014, ERIKS generated net sales of approx. ?2.0 billion (USD 2.7 billion) with approximately 8,000 employees. ERIKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of ?14.9 billion (USD 19.7 billion) in 2014. For more information visit www.eriks.com.

About Lewis-Goetz
Since 1935, customers have trusted Lewis-Goetz to tailor solutions to meet their mission critical hose, sealing and belting needs. North America’s largest industries rely on the unsurpassed know-how of the company’s long-time tenured specialists to troubleshoot industry challenges and identify problems before they become emergencies. Lewis-Goetz is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America, which was ranked 20th on MDM’s 2014 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more information.

About ERIKS Seals and Plastics
ERIKS Seals and Plastics, Inc., a United States division of ERIKS, focuses specifically on sealing products, custom molded elastomers, engineered plastics and bearings products. In addition, they offer unbiased and innovative technical and logistics services for the consumer products, food and beverage, heavy equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, power generation, semiconductor, transportation and the water and wastewater industries. ERIKS Seals and Plastics is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and has additional facilities in Wisconsin, Washington, California and Oklahoma. For more information on how ERIKS Seals and Plastics can help your organization, visit www.ERIKSUSA.com.

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Katie Oswald Clark
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