Armstrong World Ind. announced it has acquired Intalite Inc., operating under the name Simplex and based in Montreal, Quebec.
Armstrong World Ind. announced it has acquired
Intalite Inc., operating under the name Simplex and based in Montreal, Quebec.
The acquisition of Simplex strengthens Armstrong’s capabilities in the North
American specialty ceiling market and supports the company’s overall growth
strategy, which includes expanding its global leadership and manufacturing
presence in targeted markets. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Simplex
will become part of the Armstrong Building Products
Simplex designs, develops and manufactures specialty metal ceiling systems for
a wide range of market segments and applications, with sales primarily in the
United States and Canada.
“The acquisition of Simplex expands our technical capabilities, broadens our
extensive specialty ceilings portfolio and improves our service and lead times
for customers in North America. Simplex is a respected company in specialty
metal ceilings with a strong team that understands the importance of
responsiveness and practical design solutions. That’s what our customers are
telling us they need.” said Mike Shirk, vice president, Armstrong Architectural
Specialties Worldwide. “Simply put, our strategy is to offer the broadest set
of innovative ceiling solutions with market-leading service and quality.
Simplex is a great fit.”
According to Gerald Morris, previous owner of Simplex, “The Armstrong
acquisition of Simplex is a win-win for all involved. The combination of
complementary capabilities from each of the companies will result in better
products and service for customers, continued growth in the industry and
opportunities for Simplex’s dedicated employees.”
Armstrong Acquires Simplex Ceilings
December 1, 2011