Drew International Acquires Trac-Ecological; Enters the Yacht and Leisure Boat Market
July 6, 2021
Drew Marine’s century of providing maritime chemical solutions and technical service expands to a variety of leisure boat products like Barnacle Buster, TEAGel, Sew Clean and more.
- Drew Marine enters market, adds leading leisure vessel products to its portfolio
- Proven products from Drew Marine’s large vessel portfolio will be available to leisure boaters
- Drew to open showroom and service center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to supplement their network of service technicians and commercial teams throughout the US
Naugatuck, Connecticut – Drew International has acquired Trac-Ecological, a Florida-based company. Trac-Ecological has been a leading supplier of environmentally friendly and incredibly effective chemical solutions for yachts and other pleasure boats. The acquired business, whose products include: descalers, cleaners, degreasers, flushing units, and accessories, will fall under the Drew Marine Segment. This addition will allow the global maritime leader to enter the yacht and pleasure boat market with a proven portfolio of products and further brings an immediate, existing profit stream to Drew’s overall portfolio.
The entrance into the leisure market will allow Drew to offer customers a full line of boating solutions in small packaging. These solutions will come from both Trac-Ecological’s existing portfolio of products such as Barnacle Buster®, Sew Clean, and TEAgel®, as well as selections from Drew current product line which perform in some of the toughest marine environments.
“We are excited to add the Trac brand of products to the Drew family as it allows us to fill out our portfolio of maritime solutions and it represents a natural fit for our Marine Segment,” Frank J. Monteiro, President and CEO of Drew International, said. Adding, “this line of products has a long, successful history and we are excited for the future it will bring to this particular segment.”
“The acquisition by Drew Marine will be a great benefit to our customers,” Patrick Leclerc, President of Trac-Ecological said. “Drew will bring resources that were not available to Trac that will allow for even better access to our marine chemical solutions, it’s very exciting.”
Drew Marine will move the production of the product line to its Manufacturing Center in Waterbury, CT USA. In conjunction with the deal, Drew will open a showroom and service center in the Fort Lauderdale, FL USA area that will be the home of its Yacht and Leisure Boat operations.
The law firm of Berchem Moses PC, of Milford, Connecticut, USA (www.berchemmoses.com) represented Drew Marine in the transaction. Financial terms of the transaction will not be released.
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About Drew International
Headquartered in Naugatuck, CT, Drew International is a leading provider of technical solutions and services to the Maritime, Industrial, and Oil & Gas industries. With a worldwide network of service engineers and a global supply chain, the company specializes in Water Treatment, Fuel Management, Maintenance, Lubricants and Welding & Refrigeration product offerings. For more information about Drew International, Drew Marine and our brands, please visit Drew-Marine.com.
Drew International and Drew Marine are portfolio companies of Court Square Capital Partners.