The Ficodis Group acquires Dorson Ltd

2 May 2024

The Ficodis Group announces the acquisition of Dorson Ltd, an Anjou-based company specializing in the distribution of tools, fasteners, mechanical and chemical anchoring systems, and hardware items, and with sales outlets, showrooms, and warehouses located in Montreal, Gatineau, Sherbrooke and Mirabel.

“Dorson Ltd stands out in Quebec due to its inventories of quality products, which are among the largest in Canada, and through its customer service offering high-level technical and project services”, stated Christophe Bévillard, President of the Ficodis Group. “This acquisition strengthens our service offering in Quebec. The expertise we gain by acquiring Dorson Ltd will enable us to better meet the needs of customers working in Quebec’s residential construction sector, thanks to quality local services and competitive prices.”

Dorson Ltd was founded in 1972, in Anjou, by Claude d’Orsonnens and his wife; their two sons, Michel and Martin d’Orsonnens, eventually took over the business. The company currently employs 27 people qualified in the sale of tools, fasteners, and tool repairs. Specializing in fastening and tooling systems, it also offers repair services for tools of various brands. By joining the Ficodis Network, Dorson Ltd will be able to expand its product offering, most particularly with the Cromson, Lion and Opsial range of products which are exclusive to the Ficodis Network.

With this 26th acquisition in its history, Ficodis will benefit from Dorson Ltd’s integrated know-how, thereby allowing it to offer a wider range of products as well as improved local services to players within Quebec’s residential and commercial construction sector, a growth area for years to come.

“When the opportunity arose for Dorson Ltd. to become part of the Ficodis family, we saw it as a chance to ensure the continuity of Dorson, a company founded in 1972 by our parents”, emphasized Martin D’Orsonnens, Director of Dorson Ltd. “By joining the Ficodis Group, Dorson will benefit from a wider variety of products, increased purchasing power, and the experience of all Ficodis members. We add to each of these advantages Dorson’s 50 years of experience in residential, commercial, and industrial construction, which ultimately will be beneficial for everyone,”

About Ficodis
Ficodis is a multi-specialized industrial supply distribution group founded in 2010 and headquartered in Montreal. Following its integration into the Descours & Cabaud Group, which now has 44 points of sale in Quebec, Ontario, as well as in Long Island in the State of New York, the Ficodis Group is recognized for the quality of its service, its technical expertise, as well as the products and solutions it provides, tailored to the needs of manufacturing and construction companies and SMBs. The group specializes in four areas: Tools, Safety, Cutting Tools, and Power. Ficodis also offers a complete range of top-quality tools under its private labels Cromson (a complete range of cutting tools, hand tools, abrasives, power transmission and other maintenance products), Opsial (safety products) and Lion (nails and staples). For further information:

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