Toolway buys up Royal International

WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Toolway industries has acquired Royal International, a Montreal-based hardware company. The takeover is expected to combine Toolway’s distribution operation with Royal’s product lines—which include hand tools, garage and workshop storage, and cargo—and its presence in the market. Royal’s brands include Stinson, Tooltech, EZ Movers, Gorilla Grippers, and Cable Clamps—about 600 new items for Toolway. Royal’s customers can expect no disruptions, says the company. Royal’s sales and service teams will stay in place and existing contracts remain in effect. It is expected that Toolway will re-brand some of the combined product mix over time.