EIS, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has acquired Communications Products and Services (CPS), headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
CPS is a distributor of outside plant product solutions for both aerial and underground broadband cable and wireless network infrastructure. CPS primarily services the western USA from their single location in Englewood, Colorado.
Bob Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of EIS, said in a release, “We are very pleased to bring Communications Products and Services into our Genuine Cable Group and the EIS family. CPS is one of the most successful distributors in the markets they serve and their team has built a great regional business since their founding in 1986. This acquisition will strengthen our business in the west and is a very important business building opportunity for the Genuine Cable Group and EIS.”
EIS is one of North America’s largest distributors of process materials, production supplies, specialty wire and cable, and value added fabricated parts. It supplies the electrical OEM, apparatus repair and various assembly markets with over 100,000 critical products from 39 branches and 7 fabrication facilities located in North America.
Fred Briggs, CEO of CPS, commented on the acquisition in a prepared statement:
“I strongly believe that this is an excellent opportunity for both organizations. CPS brings more than 30 years of product and application knowledge and an established position in the markets we serve. CPS will complement the Genuine Cable Group/EIS reputation for customer service and geographic reach and Genuine Cable Group/EIS will enhance the ability of CPS to service our national accounts as well as expand our product offering and service capabilities. I believe this is a win for our companies and our customers.”