Leupold & Stevens announced this week that it has acquired Anodize Solutions, an Oregon-based firm that provides services to a variety of outdoor-related manufacturers across North America. The news comes only two months after the famed optics manufacturer began construction on a new distribution center on its Beaverton, Or., campus.
Anodize Solutions President Richard Bretherton—along with a staff that has more than 100 years of metal finishing experience—has built a reputation for finishing quality among manufacturers in the optics, knife and paintball industries, among others. He will remain as general manager at the Tualatin, Oregon, facility, which is roughly 10 miles from Leupold headquarters and was constructed with all-new equipment in 2015. The company will operate as a subsidiary of the legendary optics maker.
“Our partnership with the founders and key members of Anodize Solutions has spanned over 25 years,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer of Leupold & Stevens. “The strategic acquisition protects a critical component of our supply chain and will allow us to use their expertise to improve upon the design and manufacture of our products. I’m proud to welcome their entire team to the Leupold & Stevens family.”
Ground was also broken in early August for a new, state-of-the-art distribution center on Leupold’s 27-acre campus in Beaverton, Or. The location has been home for the company since the late 1960s, and once construction is complete the firm will have more than 200,000 square-feet of office, manufacturing and distribution space.
The expansion will eliminate an offsite facility, streamlining operations and customer service. “We pride ourselves on the dominant performance of our products and our commitment to providing excellent service to our customers,” Pettet said in announcing the construction. “Having our new distribution center on-site at our existing corporate campus will increase efficiency and help us bring even more overall value to our customers. It’s a testament both to the growing strength of our brand and the support that our partners and core consumers have shown us.”