Honeywell Acquires Norcross Safety

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of Norcross Safety Products L.L.C., a manufacturer of personal protective equipment, for approximately $1.2 billion.Norcross, based in Oak Brook, Ill., will form a new line of business called Honeywell Safety Products within Honeywell Life Safety, part of Automation and Control Solutions.

"We're excited to have the opportunity to participate in the dynamic growth of the personal protective industry," said Mark Levy, president, Honeywell Life Safety. "Norcross is an ideal fit for Honeywell. Together, we combine rich histories of delivering safety products, services and technologies that meet customer needs, while complying with the very strict regulations that the industry demands."

Norcross is one of the largest providers of personal protective equipment offering unique integrated head-to-toe solutions for those who work in environments where safety protection is paramount, including the fire service, electrical safety, and general industrial worker segments.The company is a recognized leader in several major industry segments including air purifying respirators, protective footwear, protective headgear, firefighter turnout gear, high-voltage sleeves and gloves, and arc flash protection.

Honeywell International is a $37-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.

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