LIVINGSTON, N.J., — E.J. Brooks Company, a provider of mechanical, tamper evident security seals, has acquired Markitwise International Ltd of Worcestershire, United Kingdom, an airline and logistics market provider of tamper evident security tape and labels.
“The acquisition of the Markitwise group brings a strong, quality oriented, market — leading organization into the Brooks family. Their leadership position in the tamper evident property marking and identification label category is a natural strategic fit to our future direction,” commented Scott Kirk, Brooks’ Executive Vice President.
Over the past two years, both companies have successfully worked together on a global basis to expand the use of tamper evident labels and tape as a “layered solution” in security. “There is a real synergy with our products and distribution channels which brings substantial value added to all customer bases”, Mr. Kirk points out. Many global customers are looking to purchase more product lines from fewer vendors and this acquisition will help them achieve their supplier consolidation goal.
Markitwise will continue to operate in the same premises in the U.K., with the same management group under the direction of Jason Allen as Managing Director who will report directly to Brooks’ global headquarters located in Livingston, NJ.
Brooks provides ISO 17712 compliant high security intermodal bolts and cable seals as well as tamper evident indicative metal and plastic security seals and claims to be the only seal manufacturer that is C-TPAT certified. As security initiatives continue to be implemented across the globe, tamper evident labels and tapes are considered a cost effective security solution within the logistics process, according to E.J. Brooks. Whether used alone or in conjunction with other security devices, these products assist shippers, airlines and logistics providers protecting their cargo and equipment against theft and terrorism around the world.
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