NWS Acquires SWPlus
NW Synergy (NWS), the combination of North American and WAXIE Sanitary Supply and leaders in janitorial supply, packaging solutions and specialty distribution announced the acquisition of SWPlus in a Tuesday press release.
The addition expands the geographic reach of NWS, providing strength, scale and expanded portfolio offerings. Together, the network operates 28 distribution centers across the country, with nearly 1,500 employees working to support more than 30,000 customers.
“We are thrilled to bring an industry player the likes of SWPlus into our family,” said Mark M. Fisher, CEO of NWS. “There is tremendous efficiency and opportunity by establishing a national platform that can solve problems and deliver products and solutions that improve the daily operations, health, wellness and safety of people, facilities and businesses across the country.”
SWPlus, based in Wichita, Kansas, is a fully integrated distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies and equipment, food service disposables, safety products, skin care and much more. The company has been family-owned and operated since 1938 and in that time has established itself as a reliable and consistent provider of solutions to help improve its customers’ businesses.
“We are very excited to be joining ranks with such a distinguished group of industry leaders,” said Eric Tangeman, president and CEO of SWPlus. “It’s not every day you get to partner with such complementary businesses with the same commitment to being good employers and community partners.”
The addition of SWPlus to the NWS platform will enable the business to further position itself as the national leader in the janitorial supply, industrial packaging and specialty products distribution industry. Leveraging FEMSA’s distribution and logistics expertise, the four distribution companies will complement each other’s distinct strengths and capabilities, customers and vendors.
“The addition of SWPlus to the NWS portfolio strengthens our entity considerably,” said Charles Wax, co-chairman of the Board. “Not only does SWPlus bring the same family-owned, customer-oriented culture that has distinguished our businesses, this addition means more product diversity and increased economic value.”