ERIKS is announcing that it has acquired substantially all of the commercial activities of Leader Global Technologies (Leader), a manufacturer and provider of spiral wound and metal gaskets for a variety of industrial applications worldwide. Leader is headquartered in Houston, Texas with additional operations in Baton Rouge, LA and Bytča, Slovakia.
Speaking on the acquisition, ERIKS CEO Johan Sleebus says: “The acquisition of Leader brings ERIKS a well-known brand in a key product category. The company manufactures high-quality products for use in end markets that are at the core of ERIKS’ global technical services strategy.”
Leader has a well-established business model of providing “Engineered Sealing Solutions through Partnered Distribution”. The company will continue to implement this channel strategy on a global basis. The Leader US operations will become a part of the ERIKS North America business while the Bytča, Slovakia manufacturing facility will become part of the ERIKS European operations.