Amano Pioneer Eclipse Purchases FM1700 and FM2000 Floor Maintainers From Nilfisk

Sparta, NC – April 21, 2015. Amano Pioneer Eclipse announced today the strategic acquisition of the FM1700 and FM2000 line of floor machines from Nilfisk. The two companies signed a purchase agreement on April 3, 2015 and the sale closed April 20, 2015.

This follows the 2014 acquisition by Amano Pioneer Eclipse of the Clarke American Sanders business from Nilfisk. The addition of the FM line of machines further strengthens the position of Amano Pioneer Eclipse as a leader in the floor care technology industry.

“We’re very pleased to have the FM line of machines join our product family,” said Tom Benton, President and CEO of Amano Pioneer Eclipse. “The FM line is well regarded in the floor care industry. We feel that it will fall in line perfectly with our current line of machines and chemicals, while creating additional opportunities for growth.”

The FM product line will be transitioned from the Nilfisk manufacturing facility in Springdale, Arkansas to the Sparta, North Carolina manufacturing and operations facility of Amano Pioneer Eclipse. Amano Pioneer Eclipse currently manufactures its full line of machines and chemicals for both the Wood Floor Sanding and JanSan industries in its Sparta plant.

Amano Pioneer Eclipse and Nilfisk will continue working closely together over the coming weeks and months to ensure that customers continue to receive exceptional products and customer support.

About Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corporation
Amano Pioneer Eclipse is recognized as an industry leader and innovator in floor care systems, with an emphasis on propane powered equipment and polymer based chemical products. Its Sparta, North Carolina, manufacturing and operations facility services customers globally, with sales in over 40 countries. Amano Pioneer Eclipse also manufactures and sells dust and mist collectors for industrial applications under the brand name Amano Environmental Americas. Amano Pioneer Eclipse is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amano Corporation, a manufacturing conglomerate listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

About Nilfisk
Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment with around 5,250 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 881M. Based on a century of cleaning expertise, we develop and manufacture high quality products that represent the latest technology and innovation and offer the broadest product portfolio in the industry. Nilfisk has sales companies in 45 countries around the world and with an additional strong distributor network Nilfisk markets and sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Nilfisk is a part of the NKT Group, which is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

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