Gunnebo Fastening Systems AB acquired by Simpson

Construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has acquired Sweden-headquartered Gunnebo Fastening Systems AB.

The move brings a complete line of CE-marked structural fasteners and unique fastener dimensioning software for timber applications into Simpson Strong-Tie’s comprehensive construction products line-up.

Headquartered in Gunnebo, Sweden, the company employs 222 people in Sweden, Poland, Norway and Romania. Sales are focused primarily to the professional construction and DIY markets within the Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Russia.

In addition to premium quality nails, screws, collated fasteners, mechanical and chemical anchors and connectors, Gunnebo also brings high-level technical support, logistics support as well as a broad selection of merchandising solutions for retailers.

The acquisition provides opportunity for both companies to build on mutual strengths, said the press statement. Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias added: “Both companies share the same passion for high-quality, innovative products and have consistently focused on providing exceptional customer service.”