Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (“PIP®”) has acquired Industrial Starter, S.p.A, (“Industrial Starter”). Headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, Industrial Starter provides PPE, workwear, footwear, and fall protection – selling principally under the ISSALINE® and Akrobat® brands. Current commercial operations include locations in Valencia, Spain; Altavilla Vicentina VI, Italy; Sosnowiec, Poland; and Ostrava, Czechia.

PIP is a global leader in hand protection and PPE for wholesalers and distributors in the industrial, construction, mining, and retail markets. PIP now has 35 locations around the world. PIP®, along with its recognized leading brands: G-Tek®, Grippaz®, Bouton®, Ironcat®, Assurance®, Kut Gard®, CleanTeam®, QRP®, Ambi-Dex®, Dynamic®, NOVAX®, Bisley® Workwear, Paramount Safety, Caiman® and Boss® Gloves are relied upon for personal protection by workers every day. PIP’s retail® division offers safety products to leading retail customers under the Safety Works®, Boss®, Brahma®, Mud®, West County Gardener® and Hearos® brands, as well as some of the world’s most recognized licensed brands. PIP’s portfolio of brands now adds the ISSALINE® and Akrobat® brands under Industrial Starter in Europe.

EC M&A acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to PIP on this transaction.