By Renée Francoeur
September 21, 2015 – Southwire has purchased all the assets of Seatek Company, a manufacturer of hand tools and motorized equipment designed to cut metal-clad and armored cables. The acquisition brings a variety of products in the armor cable cutter, cable stripper, motorized cutter and labour-saving tools category to the Southwire hand tool product line. It includes substantially all of Seatek’s manufacturing assets as well as Seatek’s patents, trademarks, and brand names such as Roto-Split and Roto-Flex.
The collaboration between Southwire and the Stamford, Conn.-based Seatek actually goes back several years, Southwire noted.
“When Southwire launched its MCAP Type MC cable in 2004, we turned to Seatek to help develop a new version of its industry leading Roto-Split cable armor stripper,” explained Dan Irvin, Southwire’s director of hand tools. This resulted in the RS-101AC, he added.
“Market demand for armored cable is expected to grow over the next several years,” said Brandon Moss, president of the Tools & Assembled Products division with Southwire. “Integrating Seatek’s products into our portfolio allows us to offer our end users the best products to safely and efficiently prepare the cable for installation.”