Breakthrough Clean Technologies has been acquired by Allen Company, a leading manufacturer and brand of outdoor products with a family of consumer brands that includes Allen, EZAim, Tac Six, Vanish and Titan. It also has official licensed products from partners Ruger and Girls with Guns.
Breakthrough Clean Technologies is a manufacturer of firearm and outdoor gear cleaning products founded in 2013 by Erick Navarro. That year, he introduced Breakthrough Military-Grade Solvent—still the company’s flagship product—in response to the growing need for a more effective, odorless and user-safe cleaning solvent that worked efficiently and safely to remove carbon build-up from firearms fast. The non-corroding, non-combustible, non-carcinogenic and non-irritating solution is odorless, completely evaporates, leaves no residue and still manages to cut through oil, grease and carbon buildup.
“Allen Company is excited to bring Breakthrough Clean Technologies into our family of products and our company,” said George Cavanaugh, Allen’s founder and president. “We plan to take a vastly different approach than most acquisitions in our industry by devoting the resources needed to significantly grow their market share. Breakthrough will be a great addition to our family-owned business which strives to bring exceptional products at affordable value to the consumer as well as increase our efficiency with our retail and wholesale partners.”
Allen Company, headquartered in Louisville, Colo., launched in 1970 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colo. The company is a leading provider of hunting, shooting, archery and tactical-related products.
“The Breakthrough Team is excited to be joining the Allen Team,” said Navarro, whose firm has expanded into complete gun-care maintenance systems. “We have worked extremely hard to develop truly innovative products, and with the help of the Allen team, we have even higher aspirations to take the brand and the products to the next level.”