April 3, 2020

Armored Textiles Recent Merger

Armored Textiles becomes Kuriyama Fire Products

Dear Valued Armored Textiles, Inc. Customer,

As some of you know, Armored Textiles, Inc. was acquired in 2015 by Kuriyama Holdings Corporation/Kuriyama Europe Cooperatief. This acquisition included all the companies in the Tipsa Group, which included hose production and compounding factories as well as sales and distribution operations in Spain, operations in Argentina and of course the specialty distribution and hose assembly business Armored Textiles in Peterborough, NH.

As of April 1, 2020, the Armored Textiles division was acquired and merged into Kuriyama of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuriyama Holdings, headquartered in Schaumburg, IL (Chicago). The division will be re-named Kuriyama Fire Products – division of Kuriyama of America.

Kuriyama of America is a leading manufacturer and distributor of hoses and accessories for industrial material conveyance and fluid power and was incorporated in 1967. With an extensive coast-to-coast distribution network, 10 global manufacturing and assembly facilities, and the broadest range of products in the industry, Kuriyama of America has earned a reputation as a very valuable partner for many in the hose distribution business as well as for OEM supply.

Kuriyama of America hopes to leverage their unequalled ability to move products with the 6 master distribution centers and specialty locations to get firefighting products delivered quickly to customers.

Customers purchasing industrial products such as the Oroflex line of industrial hoses and assemblies will be serviced by the Kuriyama of America sales group and distribution centers – those products are already inventoried in the industrial warehouses.

For the moment, the Fire Products will be shipped exclusively from the Peterborough, NH location as well as all assembly requirements. Please note the following ordering and accounting contact changes:

For ordering:
Kuriyama Customer Service: 1-847-755-0360
E-Mail: KFPsales@kuriyama.com
Technical Support/Customer Care: 1-603-924-2122

For payment of invoices, please remit to:
Kuriyama of America, Inc.
P. O Box 600908
Rantoul IL 61866-6908

Synergizing the product line of Armored Textiles with the distribution footprint of Kuriyama of America should greatly benefit our customers. We look forward to growing with you.

Dan Olm
General Manager