CRL Purchases Supply Division of Vitrododi
June 25, 2010
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc (CRL) has acquired the
supply division of the Italian Vitrododi International Co., effective
June 30, 2010.
For three generations Vitrododi has been operating in the glass
field supplying machines and tools. The Milan-based company serves
several markets, predominantly across Europe, the Middle East and
North Africa. With a more than 80-year history, the business was
established in 1927 by the Dodi family for the traditional production
of mirror paint. In the second post-war period, the Company devoted
itself to exporting Italian made machines and tools around the world.
The company continued to grow its product range, starting in the
80s to develop and manufacture its own machinery and, among
other notable events, became the exclusive European distributor
for Toyo Glass Cutters from Japan.
The company developed into two distinct business units, Vitrododi
Production and Vitrododi Supply. It is the supply business that
has been acquired by CRL, along with the distribution rights to
the entire Toyo product line. This will allow Vitrododi to focus
on research and development and the manufacturing of its glass washers,
which will become the core business of the companys production
This move both underscores our commitment to developing the
European, Middle East, and North African markets, and to ensure
our customers have great choice and availability of proven and well
respected products, says Lloyd Talbert, president of CRL.
We are particularly proud of the support shown by Toyo, Japan,
for this arrangement following their recognition that we are determined
to not only serve them well, but also develop the markets and opportunities
for their range. In addition, we will continue to supply the Vitrododi
portfolio of small glass processing machines and the associated
lines that we feel compliment or enhance our product offer.
According to information from the company, CRL will retain the
Vitrododi name. CRL Vitrododi will continue to supply wholesalers
and distributors throughout the region, in addition to any existing
end users. The business will be transferred to the companys
new sales and distribution facility near Manchester, UK, and is
expected to be operating as normal within a few days.
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