Cleveland, Ohio, August 12, 2020 – B’laster announced today its acquisition of the AC Avalanche division from TSI Products, Inc. Based in Arlington, Texas, AC Avalanche manufactures recharging systems for automotive air conditioners. With this transaction, B’laster nearly doubles its revenue.
“The acquisition of AC Avalanche strengthens our portfolio of automotive aftermarket brands,” said Randy Pindor, President & Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to welcome the employees into our B’laster family and leverage the added size and product offerings to build on our strong foundation with our customers.”
The AC Avalanche product lines include Avalanche Gold, Black Diamond Premium and A/C Avalanche automotive refrigerants, as well as recharging hoses and adapters. These products are currently available at key national retailers, including AutoZone, NAPA Auto Parts, O’Reilly, Walmart and more. The existing B’laster portfolio includes B’laster-branded penetrants, lubricants and greases, and Metal Rescue rust remover.
“This deal represents the strategic evolution of the B’laster brand legacy and builds on our many years of success,” Pindor said. “As we look to the future, we are also keeping our focus on innovation and organic growth to complement this acquisition. Above all, we remain rooted in our core values and the belief that consumers deserve products that work.”
AC Avalanche will remain in Arlington while B’laster will continue to operate out of the corporate headquarters in Valley View, Ohio. The Company plans to add employees in Valley View to support both divisions.
Since 1957, B’laster has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries. Known for PB B’laster, the #1-selling penetrant, B’laster delivers products born from professional applications where only the strongest survive. As Rust Belt Warriors, we can promise that by the time a B’laster product ends up in your hands, it’s only because the pros have confirmed it’s the best.
About AC Avalanche
AC Avalanche’s vision is to be the aftermarket leader in innovative products that make charging automotive air conditioning systems faster, easier, and safer. Established in 2015, AC Avalanche surged to gain a strong market position. It continues to grow by exceeding the expectations of consumers.