The M. K. Morse Company has acquired long-time distribution partner and welding centre, PJ Wiseman Ltd., based in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The purchase solidifies the company's commitment to growth in the UK market
Effective from January 3, 2023, PJ Wiseman will become The M. K. Morse Company UK Ltd.
Morse is a global manufacturer of industrial and commercial cutting tools and accessories with its headquarters in Canton, Ohio. In addition to Wiseman and the Canton facility, Morse has four other distribution centres worldwide.
A partner of Morse for more than 30 years, PJ Wiseman was founded by Paul Wiseman in 1988 and services customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the EU. Wiseman, who is preparing for retirement, and his daughter, Gemma Harling, worked with the Morse team on the acquisition. Harling will continue to work with Morse as General/Office Manager after the ownership transition.
"We are excited as a company for this next step. It sticks to our roots of being a family business and shows loyalty to both our internal and external UK customers," said Meagan Sonner-Martino, part of the Morse third generation of ownership. "Our decades-long relationship with Paul and his team is meaningful to us and we love that Gemma is staying on to grow Morse. It is great to be joining two families together to create a bigger one."