FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017
The Legacy Companies (“Legacy”) today announced the acquisition of the West Bend Electrics Division from Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”). Established in 1911, West Bend Electrics has grown to be a leading global supplier of small kitchen appliances and housewares products.
“This strategic acquisition enhances Legacy’s offering of well-known and longstanding brands with significant growth potential,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “Additionally, it strengthens Legacy’s global position as a leading housewares manufacturer and distributor,” he continued.
The West Bend facilities in West Bend and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin will continue operations with the existing sales and service staff. Legacy plans to add support from Legacy’s sales, product marketing and technical services divisions.
Legacy currently operates six manufacturing and distribution facilities in Florida, (2) Pennsylvania, Georgia, California and QingDao, China. The acquisition of West Bend further develops Legacy’s distribution channels and positions the company for additional growth domestically and internationally.
The Legacy Companies
The Legacy Companies is a leading food service and consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef’sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Legion®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Orien, and Zeroll®. The company’s corporate website is www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.
Focus Products Group International, LLC
Focus is a national provider of leading brands in Bath and Home Fashion for both retail and commercial accounts. The Company’s brands include Sure Fit®, Patio Armor®, Vinturi®, Hookless®, Arc & Angles®. The company’s corporate website is www.focuspg.com.