(ST. PAUL, Mn) Nortek, Inc. (NTK) today announced that it has acquired Anthro Corporation, an Oregon-based designer and manufacturer of technology furniture for its Ergonomic & Productivity Solutions segment which includes the Ergotron and OmniMount brands. By uniting the strengths and resources of Ergotron and Anthro, the combined organization is positioned to better serve the growing global demand for high-quality and affordable digital life and workstyle products.
“The addition of Anthro will enable our Ergonomics & Productivity Solutions business to expand its product portfolio and improve its market presence both domestically and internationally,” said Nortek president and chief executive officer Michael J. Clarke. “Anthro’s strong brand, product offerings and distribution into the education, healthcare and office markets are excellent complements to our existing business.”
Ergotron, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 30 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit™, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit™ and Neo-Flex®—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron’s products incorporate patented Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement, improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron’s products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.