SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (OTCQB:UNIR), a global provider of vinyl coated fabric products and producer of industry-leading Naugahyde, reports that after its acquisition and integration of leading UK manufacturer Wardle Storeys, the re-launch of the European brand as Uniroyal Global Limited.  Wardle Storeys, located in Earby England, was targeted by Uniroyal executives because of its extensive overseas footprint, including activities in the European automotive industry, and its exceptional quality and manufacturing capabilities.

“Both Uniroyal and Wardle came to the table with a proud history of excellence, and we are delighted to have realized the anticipated positive effects of the acquisition, which has benefitted both US and global operations,” said Uniroyal CEO Howard Curd.

Since the acquisition, Uniroyal has seen significant cost savings and has unified its employees, using best practices to develop best-in-class customer relationships, lean manufacturing procedures, and common reporting systems. Sharing a world-famous design studio to present new collections, the integration will culminate in a joint presentation in March 2017 at CONEXPO.

"We are encouraged by our customers’ support of the Uniroyal Global Engineered Products acquisition of Wardle Storeys, and I can say with confidence that we have been awarded significant commercial opportunities that are contributing to our continued growth since the acquisition,” commented Mike Raines, Uniroyal Global’s European Commercial Director.

“Uniroyal Global is seen as a true global supplier in the automotive vehicle and public transportation interior markets. Our Ambla and Naugahyde lines are recognized as a world-class product of choice in the healthcare and hospitality industries, as well,” Raines said. 

“Uniroyal Global plans to continue to evaluate other strategic and accretive opportunities similar to Wardle,” concluded Curd. 

About Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.:

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc., (OTCQB:UNIR) through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells vinyl coated fabrics products that have applications in the automotive and non-automotive transportation, indoor/outdoor furniture, commercial and hospitality seating, healthcare facilities, and athletic equipment primarily in North America and Europe. The company’s products in the automotive industry are used primarily in seating, door panels, head and arm rests, security shades, and trim components. Its non-automotive applications include outdoor seating for utility and sports vehicles, and sheeting used in medical, nuclear protection, personal protection, moisture barriers, pool liners, pram and nursery, movie screen, and decorative surface applications. The company offers its products primarily under the Naugahyde®, BeautyGard®, Flameblocker™, Spirit Millennium®, Ambla®, Amblon®, Velbex®, Cirroflex®, Plastolene® and Vynide® brands. It also offers sensor products directly to manufacturers, dealers, and end users.

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Contacts

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Corporate Contact:
Elizabeth Henson, 941-870-3950  
LHenson@UniroyalGlobal.com
 
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Public Relations:
TTC Group, Inc.
Vic Allgeier, 646-290-6400  
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