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Trijicon Inc, to Acquire AmeriGlo

Wixom, MI, (June 25, 2018) – Trijicon®, Inc., global provider of innovative aiming solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AmeriGlo, a leading supplier of U.S. made night sights. The completion of the acquisition is expected to occur within 30-60 days.

“The AmeriGlo brand is a natural fit for us,” said Stephen Bindon, Trijicon President. “This purchase will further enhance Trijicon’s ever-expanding product and brand portfolio while increasing our manufacturing capacity to better serve end-users across the spectrum.”

AmeriGlo will continue to function as an independent brand and product portfolio.  There are no immediate plans to change how the team at AmeriGlo operates the business.

“The team at AmeriGlo looks forward to this new relationship with Trijicon, Inc.  AmeriGlo customers will see no interruption to the exceptional quality and service they have grown accustomed to over the years.  Our dedicated staff in Georgia will remain in place, and we’ll continue making sights for our valued clients,” said Rick Callihan. Callihan founded AmeriGlo in 2001 and will remain with the company.

With over 15 years of design and manufacturing expertise, AmeriGlo has excelled with a passion and commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service. AmeriGlo sights are designed, machined, and assembled in the USA.

www.trijicon.com

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11 Responses to “Trijicon Inc, to Acquire AmeriGlo”

  1. Kyle Kata says:

    That’s a little strange to me. Was AmeriGlo using Trijicon bikes? If so, I imagine they were a large customer they just integrated. If AmeriGlo wasn’t using them, Trijicon just ended a competitor’s revenue stream.

    • NineWays says:

      Lately, Trijicon has been working to expand market presence through acquisition more than innovation. This move gives them access to a lower pricepoint customer, without sacrificing their established position. It also eliminates a market threat.

      Their position as a sole source vendor for some components could have given them leverage for the acquisition, as well.

      • Kyle Kata says:

        Establishing a different name for a lower price point does make sense. Good thought. And yes, AmeriGlo is a threat if they weren’t buying Trijicon viles, if they were it’s vertical integration of a client which if they were ever allowed to become large enough to be a threat that’s another matter.

        I own some Ameriglos somewhere, but having been to the Trijicon shop in Wixom somehow I don’t think AmeriGlo was a “threat”.

        • Michael says:

          AmeriGlo was/is buying their tritium vials from the same source everybody else who is importing tritium legally into the U.S.

          MB-Microtec. Switzerland.

          Its about market share and expanding it.
          And…. control.

          AmeriGlo had their own operations completely independent of Trijicon.
          Now no longer.

          Considering most other sights makers on the market(who want tritium models) are getting Tritium installed by Trijicon, (because they are buying vial and installation Services), this leaves;MePro, TruGlo, Cammenga, Hi-Viz and ACS who dont need Trijicon services to make Tritium night sights.

          Nonetheless, Trijicon remains the king of the hill in volume tritium
          Purchasing and night sight sales globally.

          For now…

    • Kyle Kata says:

      *viles, not bikes. Wish there was an edit button.

      • SSD says:

        If there was an edit button people could change vile comments. Some need to be maintained for posterity.

  2. Spelling Nazi says:

    Don’t you guys mean vial?

    • Spelling Nazi Hunter says:

      Just because some people would loose a spelling be doesn’t mean you have to be up tight and correct them, just hang lose and let them all one.