Wrist Seals Record Deal

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wrist Ship Supply, part of the Wrist Group, announced the acquisition of World Ship Supply, West Coast Ship Supply, East Coast Ship Supply and Karlo Corporation – collectively known as One Source North America - the largest ship supply organization in North America. The move represents the largest deal in the Wrist Group’s corporate history, and provides the organization with a major footprint into the U.S. and Canadian markets.

The acquisition marks Wrist Ship Supply’s fifth deal in the past 12 months, and continues Wrist Group’s strategy of controlled global expansion. The Group now has a significant presence in all key global regions in Europe, The Far East, Middle East and the Americas.  OneSource has a turnover of $120m and employs 259 people.  As part of the acquisition, the previous owners of OneSource will remain on the management team and as shareholders in Wrist.  Jubi Hillery, President, World Ship Supply will oversee the combined entity in North America, which will be headquartered in Houston, and David Cocklin, President & CEO of Karlo Corporation, and Charlie Michelson, President of West Coast Ship Supply, will also remain in senior management positions in the new entity.

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