KYOCERA Has Acquired 100% Ownership of SENCO, a U.S.-based Manufacturer of Fastening Tools and Fasteners

Acquisition expands KYOCERA’s fastening tools business in residential, commercial, manufacturing and construction applications

08 August 2017

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of fastener and tool manufacturer SENCO Holdings, Inc. (CEO: Benjamin Johansen), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, as of August 7. The enterprise has been renamed KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools, Inc.

SENCO, established in 1948, is a leader in creating fasteners and power fastening tools for residential, commercial, manufacturing and construction applications. SENCO is renowned for its excellent product quality and diverse line, which includes pneumatic and electric nailers, staplers, screw systems and compressors, as well as nails, staples, screws and specialty fasteners. SENCO’s manufacturing and marketing are concentrated in the U.S. and Europe, with products sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Acquisition Background

Kyocera entered the industrial tools market in the 1970s with a line of high-speed metal processing tools, and has steadily expanded into precision tools for electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and woodworking applications. Kyocera’s 2011 acquisition of the Unimerco Group in Europe (now Kyocera Unimerco) added a fastening tool product line that promises excellent synergies with SENCO’s longstanding expertise in the fastening tools and fasteners market. With the acquisition of SENCO, Kyocera plans to increase its sales of fastening tools and fasteners to JPY40 billion (about 362 million USD) by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

About SENCO Holdings, Inc.

Company nameSENCO Holdings, Inc.
CEOBenjamin C. Johansen
Established1948
Global headquartersCincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
Main businessManufacture and sales of power fastening tools and fasteners 
Employees569 (as of March 31, 2017)

left: nailer, right: nails

Related Kyocera Products

Kyocera Unimerco Fastening Tools: http://www.tjep.co.uk/
Kyocera Cutting Tools: http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/tool/index.html

For more information on Kyocera: www.kyocera.eu

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