CRC Industries Inc., a global supplier of specialty chemicals for maintenance, repair and operations professionals and do-it-yourselfers, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Established in October 1958 in a small Pennsylvania garage with a single product, today CRC has 700 employees worldwide and produces more than 2,000 products for a diverse range of applications and industries. The company operates 26 facilities and sells its products in more than 120 countries.
CRC products are sold through wholesale and retail distribution channels in the automotive, heavy truck, industrial, electrical, food and beverage, oil and gas, marine, hardware and aviation markets. The company’s product offering has grown to include multiple brands and categories, namely cleaners, degreasers, lubricants, penetrants, corrosion inhibitors, additives, grease, gear oil, sealants, paint and equipment.
“Celebrating 60 years of business is a tremendous milestone for our colleagues before us and all of our current employees across the globe,” said Perry Cozzone, CEO for CRC. “We are proud of our history and the achievements that have led us to where we are today. The dedication and ownership mentality of our employees, our loyal and longstanding customer base and our unwavering commitment to quality, service and innovation are responsible for our longevity and success.”
The company says it has experienced significant growth and expansion over the past decade. In 2016, CRC relocated its global headquarters to Horsham, Pennsylvania, and added a new West Coast distribution center in Gardnerville, Nevada. In addition, the company has grown through a number of acquisitions over the past several years, including:
- Q20 multi-purpose lubricants, Olifantsfontein, South Africa (2018)
- Weld-Aid welding maintenance and metal protection products (2017)
- Centralised Pumping Systems Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand (2016)
- Action Can industrial products, Somerset, England (2016)
- Panvulk, Rykkinn, Norway (2015), and
- ChemFree Corp., Norcross, Georgia, and its proprietary SmartWasher Bioremediation Parts Washing System (2015).
“We’re extremely excited for our CRC future as we continue to make strategic investments around the world for continued growth and strive to deliver greater value to our customers, our employees, and our partners,” added Cozzone.