The deal consists of Alcon taking a substantial stake in the well-known NC based brake business Pro-System Inc which will pave the way to a considerable expansion of both Alcon’s and Pro-System’s business in the US.
Jonathan Edwards, Alcon Sales Director said, “We have known Pro-System and their leaders Ashley Page and Chris Norburn for many years now, and have always been impressed by the passion, motorsport know how, connections and skills shown by them and their team in North Carolina. It became apparent that both businesses could play an important role with assisting each other in achieving its growth plans; as such, we are delighted to join forces with the Pro-System team”.
The result is that Alcon substantially increases its reach in the USA, both in established and new markets. In addition, Pro-System’s facility in the heart of NASCAR country will serve as a potential manufacturing site for Alcon in time to come.
Alcon’s US President, Phil Stubbs commented, “The Pro-System team has remarkable talents which we aim to nurture and build upon. Alcon has been enjoying significant strategic growth in recent years in the USA and the acceleration that this investment represents gives real opportunity to us. Growth in the NASCAR market will doubtless come with Pro-System becoming the exclusive Alcon distributor adding to their portfolio of top-of-the line products”.