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OZCO Building Products

Value Not Disclosed 04/16/2021 Building Products, Materials & Technology Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On April 16, 2021, The Hillman Group, Inc. (“Hillman”), completed its acquisition of OZCO Building Products (“OZCO” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Fortress Building Products, for an undisclosed amount
  • OZCO is a leading manufacturer of superior quality outdoor hardware in the U.S. and Canada. The Company is best known for originating the Ornamental Wood Ties hardware category. OZCO offers structural fasteners and connectors across 14 product lines for use in decks, benches, fences, gates, gardens, pergolas, planters, posts and other general construction needs
  • With over 200 SKU’s and 23 U.S. patents, OZCO serves retail DIY customers and building professionals through a distribution network reaching over 1,000 stores and hundreds of independent dealers, as well as direct-to-consumers through e-commerce channels
  • Ian Hill, Founder & General Manager of OZCO, will continue on with Hillman as a key member of the senior leadership team

About the company

OZCO Building Products

OZCO Building Products is known for disruptive innovations and product design features that accelerate aesthetically pleasing installation. OZCO is the originator and leader in the Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) hardware category, offering high-quality structural connectors for use in decks, pergolas, arbors, pavilions, planters, and more. OZCO also offers specialty fasteners through its OWT Timber Screws and OWT Timber Bolts product lines, and OZ-Post features the largest selection of drivable post anchors for fence, deck and sign installations. The OZCO family of products are designed and manufactured for superior performance, visual appeal, and functionality, with innovations so revolutionary they have been granted 23 U.S. patents and more in patent-pending status.

The Hillman Group, Inc.

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions, delivered with industry best customer service to over 40,000 locations. Hillman designs innovative product and merchandising solutions for complex categories that deliver an outstanding customer experience to home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores, and OEM & Industrial customers. Leveraging a world-class distribution and sales network, Hillman delivers a “small business” experience with “big business” efficiency.

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