MINNETONKA, Minn., [June 16, 2022] – APPLIED Adhesives, a premier adhesive solutions provider in North America, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Axco Adhesive Systems, a North American supplier of adhesives and dispensing equipment located in Oxnard, CA. This acquisition strengthens the Company’s commitment to providing industry‐leading products, technical expertise, and relentless service to its customers while expanding its footprint along the West Coast.

“Axco has built their business on providing comprehensive adhesive solutions and service to their customers, making the organization an ideal fit for APPLIED Adhesives,” said John Feriancek, President and CEO of APPLIED Adhesives. “We are thrilled that the entire Axco team will join APPLIED Adhesives to continue providing outstanding service to Axco’s customers as well as expanding the equipment and service capabilities of APPLIED Adhesives on the west coast.”

“For nearly fifty years, Axco Adhesives Systems, Inc., has provided hot melt machinery sales and service to accounts throughout the West. In the past twenty years, we have added adhesives to provide a full‐service experience for our customers,” said Bob Regan, President of Axco Adhesive Systems. “As a family‐owned company, Axco has thrived on customer service. This same value has been shown by APPLIED Adhesives. They will provide growth and expertise, to serve our existing and future customers.”

About APPLIED Adhesives
APPLIED Adhesives, founded in 1971, is a premier custom adhesive solutions provider in North America. The company is a value‐added distributor of hot melt, water‐based, and reactive adhesives as well as dispensing equipment. APPLIED Adhesives serves as a critical supply chain partner to leading adhesive manufacturers and formulators by offering reach and high service levels to an expansive customer base. For more information, please visit appliedadhesives.com.

About Axco Adhesive Systems
Incorporated in 1974, Axco serves customers on six continents worldwide with quality products and exceptional service. The company’s portfolio includes hot melt and cold glue adhesives, in addition to new and reconditioned hot melt application equipment.

APPLIED Adhesives Media Contact:
David Posadas
Vice President of Marketing