Profile: Acme United Corp (ACU)
29 Jan 2015
Acme United Corporation, incorporated in 1882, is a worldwide supplier of cutting, measuring and first aid products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting goods and industrial markets. The Company has grouped its operations into three segments: United States (which includes its Asian operations); Canada and Europe. Principal products across all segments are scissors, shears, knives, rulers, pencil sharpeners, first aid kits, and related products which are sold primarily to wholesale, contract and retail stationery distributors, office supply super stores, mass market retailers, industrial distributors, school supply distributors, drug store retailers, sporting goods stores, hardware chains and wholesale florists.
The Company's operations are in the United States, Canada, Europe (located in Germany) and Asia (located in Hong Kong and China). The operations in the United States, Canada and Europe are primarily involved in product development, marketing, sales, administrative and distribution activities. The operations in Asia consist of sourcing, product development, production planning, quality control and sales activities. It markets and sells under five brands - Westcott, Clauss, Camillus, PhysiciansCare and Pac-Kit.
Westcott provides cutting and measuring products for the school, home and office. Principal products under the Westcott brand include scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, lettering products and math tools. The Westcott branded cutting products contain patented titanium and proprietary non-stick coatings. Westcott’s other products include, the iPoint USB pencil sharpener and the X-Ray series of scissors.
Camillus is a knife brands in the United States. The Camillus brand has a heritage in the hunting, sporting and tactical segments. The knives are enhanced with Titanium Carbonitride coatings to increase the hardness of the blade.
Clauss offers a line of cutting tools for professionals in the hardware and industrial, lawn and garden, food processing, sewing and housewares channels. The Clauss products are enhanced with its patented titanium and proprietary non-stick coatings.
The PhysiciansCare brand offers a range of first aid kits, emergency and disaster kits, kit refills, hearing, eye, and head protection, and ergonomic supports and braces. PhysiciansCare also carries a branded line of over-the-counter medications, including the active ingredients aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
The Pac-Kit brand offers first aid kits, industrial stations and refills, emergency medical travel and recreational kits for the industrial, safety, transportation and marine markets.
The Company competes with Fiskars Corporation, Maped, and Johnson and Johnson.
Acme United Corp
60 Round Hill Road
FAIRFIELD CT 06824