IWAN SIMONIS S.A./Belgium, world leader in the manufacture of billiard cloth, has just announced the acquisition of SALUC S.A./Belgium, world leader in the manufacture of phenolic billiard balls, ARAMITH balls.
Amateur and professional billiard players everywhere are familiar with and love both of these products, and both Simonis cloth and Aramith balls are sanctioned for use in the majority of championship tournaments and by tournament organizers worldwide.
The union of these two premier and highly complementary Belgian billiard products will bring increased strength and visibility to the sport as both companies have been supportive of professional play on the world scene for many years, as well as in the junior and amateur arena.
According to Ivan Lee, president of Iwan Simonis, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Simonis, "We're really excited about the joining of these two great companies. These two brands are complementary products, best in class in both categories. We've cooperated in the past on many projects, but this will allow us to work together seamlessly, which we see as a tremendous benefit for the industry."
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