CINCINNATI, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hillman Companies, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) and The Hillman Group, Inc. (collectively, "Hillman") announced today that it has entered into a supply chain alliance with Test Rite International Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 2908) ("Test Rite") to expand Hillman's supply chain capabilities in Asia.
Hillman recently announced plans to expand its global operational capabilities and footprint. Expanding its team of Asia based sourcing, supply chain, and quality resources is a key element of that plan. Hillman has chosen to align with Test Rite to establish this new expanded supply chain team in Asia. The team will be fully dedicated to supporting the Hillman business and will operate under the name of "Hillman Test Rite Team" or "HTT."
Greg Gluchowski, President and CEO of Hillman, said, "We are very excited to enter into a strategic supply chain alliance with Test Rite, a well-respected, publicly-traded business with long-standing and substantial sourcing and supply chain expertise. This initiative will create targeted expansion of capabilities in Asia for Hillman and will complement Hillman's strategic growth plans."
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions, delivered with industry best customer service to over 26,000 customers. Hillman designs innovative product and merchandising solutions for complex categories that deliver an outstanding customer experience to home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores, and OEM & Industrial customers. Leveraging a world-class distribution and sales network, Hillman delivers a "small business" experience with "big business" efficiency.
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