Endries International Inc. recently announced the acquisition of the Viscan Group. Founded in 1992 by Sylvain Baril and headquartered in Joliette, Quebec, Viscan is a supplier of specialized screws, general fasteners, and related components.
Viscan offers over 25,000 unique SKUs, including proprietary components, and provides a variety of value-added services, including vendor-managed inventory solutions and custom transformation or “secondary” process operations (such as kitting, painting, and plating), which are all performed in-house.
“It is a great honor to have been selected by the Baril family to acquire the business they founded and have grown so successfully”, said Steve Endries, chairman of the board of directors for Endries. “The trust that they have placed in us is not something that we take lightly; we look forward to working with this talented leadership group.”
Viscan’s existing associates and with its leadership — Sylvain Baril, Catherine Baril and Michael Baril — will continue managing daily operations.
“With their commitment to customers, industry knowledge and complementary culture, we expect the transition to be seamless. As with prior acquisitions, the addition of Viscan will make Endries not only bigger, but better, by expanding existing operations in Canada and providing new opportunities for growth throughout North America,” said Michael Knight, president and CEO of Endries. “We are excited to welcome Viscan associates into our family.”
Endries was established as a family-owned fastener distributor based out of Northeastern Wisconsin. For 50 years, it worked with OEMs and has built our business around supporting manufacturers. Today, Endries manages over 500,000 SKU’s, including various fasteners and related production components for global operations.