LORD Partners with Saint-Gobain to Bring Fusor Aftermarket Adhesives to the Refinish Solutions Group
( 04/19/2017 )
(Cary, N.C. – April 19, 2017) – LORD Corporation – maker of Fusor® Aftermarket Repair Adhesives, a leading metal and plastic bonding solution for the automotive collision repair market – has entered into an exclusive distribution relationship with Saint-Gobain to bring Fusor Aftermarket Repair Adhesives to the North American collision repair industry as a member of the Refinish Solutions Group.
Refinish Solutions Group (RSG) is a network of industry leaders committed to helping collision shops optimize their refinish process and outcomes to improve profitability for shops, while maintaining the product and technical expertise of its network partners. Fusor will now be part of the full line of products that Saint-Gobain distributes to body shops in the US, Canada and Mexico. LORD will continue to provide support and supply adhesives directly to the OEMs and their distributors to further enhance Fusor’s long standing OEM connection.
According to Doug Lorenz, President, Automotive, Industrial and Electronic Assembly at LORD Corporation, the commercial relationship with Saint-Gobain was formed to address the industry need for having Fusor available as part of a one-stop shopping experience.
“Body shops often want to purchase key materials from one point of contact,” said Lorenz. “The Fusor product line is known for its numerous OEM approvals and expertise in providing collision repair adhesive solutions. Saint-Gobain’s RSG has aligned the highest quality brands to bring a full solution offering to the collision industry and we are excited for Fusor to join the RSG offering.”
“We chose to work with LORD Corporation and add the Fusor brand because they are the leader in the aftermarket adhesive category,” said Ron Cuccia, North American Sales Manager at Saint-Gobain. “They are continually first to market with innovative OEM approved products and repair solutions that benefit North American repair shops and vehicle owners.”
Saint-Gobain will distribute the entire Fusor product line and the change-over will be virtually transparent. Additional details regarding the process for ordering Fusor products from Saint-Gobain will be coming soon. All technical questions will continued to be answered by the Fusor experts at 1 877 ASK LORD (275 5673) or 1 800 234 Fusor (3876). For additional questions, please visit Fusor.com to view our FAQ.
About Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Backed by its experience and its capacity to continuously innovate, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance and building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2016 global sales of $43.3 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 68 countries and has approximately 170,000 employees. For the fourth year in a row, the Company has been ranked by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators.
In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain has more than more than 150 locations and more than 14,000 employees, with sales of approximately $5.8 billion in 2016. Saint-Gobain is the world leader in abrasives and the only international manufacturer to offer a full complement of abrasives products to customers worldwide.
Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business employs nearly 11,000 people at 64 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives business has nearly 2,000 employees at eight manufacturing sites. For more than 30 years, Saint-Gobain Abrasives has supported the United States Luge Association by providing engineering expertise to improve the performance and speed of luge athletes and by donating its Norton® brand of abrasive products. Since 2009, Saint-Gobain has been the primary sponsor of the USA Luge team.