Tigress Trading Company has been acquired by Eastern Metal Supply (EMS). Terms were not disclosed.
Ft Lauderdale-based Tigress manufactures and distributes a product line including rod holders, outriggers and accessories, kite fishing tackle and other sportfishing products. EMS says it has a “long-term commitment” to the manufacturing and distributing marine products, including anodised pads, hardware, BDA pipe, rod holders, electronic boxes and lights. It said the Tigress acquisition would “strengthen its foothold” in the saltwater sports fishing industry.
“We are very excited about the acquisition of Tigress and the opportunities it gives us to expand our rapidly growing marine markets as well as our manufacturing capabilities for the marine industry," said co-general manager of EMS Florida Craig Lightle in a statement. EMS is headquartered in Lake Worth, Florida.
Tigress products are currently sold in local West Marine and Bass Pro Shops, online, and through additional marine distribution outlets.