Products Techniques, Inc. (PTI) and Groupe SOCOMORE S.A. (SOCOMORE) have signed an asset purchase agreement where PTI divested its specialty coatings and solvents, including the PTI and Certified Coatings product lines, trademarks and manufacturing license for worldwide sales to SOCOMORE. The product lines will remain unchanged but will be sold under SOCOMORE’s Socoglaze brand name.
PTI will change its company name to Surface Labs, but continue to manufacture all products for SOCOMORE through a toll manufacturing agreement. The two parties will work together to further develop the products for aerospace and aviation markets. A minimum of one additional manufacturing site will be qualified for each acquired product, primarily at the SOCOMORE North America headquarters in Rhome, TX. Qualification efforts will be coordinated with plenty of advance notice to ensure smooth, continuous product availability. We will work to ensure that all of PTI’s legacy customers continue to be served and further benefit from the consolidated expertise and customer support of both companies in this strategic agreement. We are pleased to be able to provide existing SOCOMORE customers with access to an array of additional coatings and solvent options.
Effective immediately, all orders for PTI and Certified Coatings products should be placed to SOCOMORE, at (store.SOCOMORE.com). For any questions related to order placement, please contact our customer service team at csr-na@SOCOMORE.com. All other questions can be directed to the transition focal Kenny Shaub at kshaub@SOCOMORE.com.
Headquartered in Vannes, France, SOCOMORE is a worldwide solutions provider in critical surface preparation, processing and protection in commercial aviation, defense, energy and industrial markets. SOCOMORE has a long history of doing business in North America, manufacturing and supplying major OEMs and MROs with its proprietary products, including erosion prevention coatings (Aeroglaze and Chemglaze), critical cleaning solvents (Diestone and Dysol), Dynamold liquid shims, and an extensive line of surface preparation products. With this acquisition, SOCOMORE expands its customer base to serve general and private aviation markets.