ARLINGTON, Texas, March 4, 2021 – GracoRoberts announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Silmid to forge the largest aerospace-focused and specification-driven specialty chemicals distributor around the globe. The winning combination, including the December 2020 acquisition of Able Aerospace Adhesives, provides GracoRoberts with over 200 years of combined domestic and international aerospace expertise, most notably in the OEM, military and defense, and MRO markets. It offers the global aerospace community a larger portfolio of products and operational efficiencies in more warehouse locations, a streamlined customer experience through a standards-setting online distribution channel, and value-added services -- all in support of the evolving needs of its customer and supplier partners.
Silmid’s differentiation is in providing on-demand access to tens of thousands of aerospace specialty chemicals globally through its ecommerce platform. The website provides a scalable and repeatable business model that will offer new procurement opportunities and a simple and fast buying experience for GracoRoberts’ customers. This web-centric approach to distribution, coupled with a 24,000 square foot UK warehouse and world-class quality system, offers the companies’ combined supplier partners greater access to more distribution outlets and buyers in every country around the world.
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