Falcon Safety Products Inc. and Exponent End Successful Eight Year Marketing Alliance
Branchburg, N.J., USA (November 21, 2007) – Falcon Safety Products Inc. (Falcon), a world leader in compressed-gas technologies and manufacturer of the market leading Dust-Off® brand of office and consumer electronics cleaning accessories, and Exponent, a leading manufacturer of computer workstation and media organization accessories, today announced that they have reached an agreement in which the two companies will conclude their eight-year marketing relationship by year’s end.
“This has been a successful alliance for both our companies, one which has benefited our customers very well over the past several years,” said Phil Lapin, President and CEO of Falcon. “After analyzing the changing landscape of the computer accessories industry, Falcon and Exponent came to the mutual decision that the interests of our companies would best be served by approaching the market independently where we can both more effectively address the needs of our customers. We wish Exponent nothing but continued success in the future.”
The strategic alliance, formed in 1999, allowed both Falcon and Exponent to combine sales, marketing and distribution in the United States and Europe. All U.S. sales, marketing and shipping was managed by Falcon, while Exponent controlled operations and distribution throughout Europe. Both companies are committed to making the transition as transparent as possible and to minimizing the inconvenience for all of their customers.
Since its introduction in the early 1970’s as a photographic cleaning accessory, the Dust-Off brand has grown to become synonymous with office and consumer electronics cleaning and preventive maintenance. This change will allow Falcon to focus on expanding the dominant position of the Dust-Off brand in North America and throughout Europe.
Exponent, founded in 1986 as a part of the Amiclas Group, leveraged its design and plastic molding expertise to lead the growth of the media storage and workstation organization categories. Moving forward, Exponent will now refocus on developing and enhancing its core competencies and adapting to the new demands of its customers.
Founded in 1953, Falcon Safety Products, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Central New Jersey. A world leader in compressed-gas technology, Falcon manufactures a diverse line of products including the Dust-Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products and signal horns for the marine, sport and safety markets. For additional information, please contact Falcon Safety Products, Inc. at 908-707-4900 or visit 22.214.171.124.