Acquisition Strengthens Mace® Brand Market Position and Growth Potential
Mace Security International, Inc. (MSI) (MACE), a globally-recognized leader in personal safety and security, announced today the acquisition of the assets of Tornado Security Products, a personal self-defense company based in Ferndale, Washington. The acquisition was effective January 18, 2019.
“This transaction reinforces the Mace® Brand as the leader in the less-lethal, personal self-defense product category, and gives both brands access to new retail channels and partnerships,” said Gary Medved, President and CEO of MSI. “Most importantly, it empowers us to deliver even more best-in-class personal protection and security products to our valued customers.”
The Tornado brand and its associated product lines, including pepper sprays, stun guns and bear sprays for individuals and law enforcement, will be integrated into the Mace® Brand family. The acquisition is expected to have a positive financial impact within the first year of the transaction.
About Mace® Security International, Inc.
Mace® Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of defense spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand. MSI distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. For more information, visit www.mace.com.