Jason Industries acquires Schaffner

Freeman Staff

April 2, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Jason Industries, Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Schaffner Manufacturing Company, Inc., a North American manufacturer of high-quality polishing and finishing products, in an all-cash transaction valued at $11 million.

Founded more than 70 years ago, Schaffner develops products for specialized applications including flap wheels, buffing wheels, and buffing compounds, serving a range of industries with annual sales of about $20 million. It operates four manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Mississippi.

Through the acquisition, Jason will expand its polishing product line within North America. The business will be integrated into Jason’s Industrial segment within Osborn, a leading global provider of solutions for surface preparation and finishing, cleaning and containment, and material and structural positioning, with product lines including brushes, polishing buffs and compounds, abrasives, and roller technology.

“The acquisition of Schaffner is consistent with our strategy to grow our industrial business and provides a natural extension of the company’s current product offerings, enhancing the opportunity to serve our customers,” said Brian Kobylinski, Jason CEO, in a statement. “We expect this combination to drive value for our customers, employees and shareholders as we execute our integration plan.”