Posted February 9, 2022

RelaDyne acquires lubricant supplier Farley

Cincinnati-based RelaDyne, a provider of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, has acquired The Farley Company, a distributor of lubrication and chemical products.

RelaDyne and Farley Company logosFounded in 1925 in Kent, Ohio, as a supplier of lubricants and chemicals to industrial businesses, Farley expanded to serve automotive and commercial sectors. Its product line includes its own Five Star Select Brand, Shell, as well as CAM2 products.

The acquisition will expand RelaDyne’s distribution capabilities in the northern Ohio area, triangulating the Toledo, Columbus, and Akron markets.

“Our core objective when finding an acquirer was pinpointing an organization that valued a customer-centric mentality to add to our existing reputation established over the decades,” said Mike Burrows, president of The Farley Company. “Our company has provided exceptional products and services to the northern region of Ohio, and we are certain with RelaDyne’s support we can reach other markets to expand our existing footprint. RelaDyne’s own brands, DuraMAX and Drydene, and other products and services offered will provide our loyal customers more options to choose from, as well as attract new customers towards our business. Additionally, RelaDyne’s knowledge of the industrial market, driven by RelaDyne’s Reliability Services, is a great compliment to our lubricants and chemicals offering to our industrial customer base.”

“The acquisition of The Farley Company is an exciting opportunity for RelaDyne’s North Region,” said Larry Stoddard, president and CEO of RelaDyne. “We are thrilled to welcome The Farley Company to the RelaDyne team! Effective immediately, we will begin to offer new products and services to Farley’s existing customer base, while maintaining the exceptional customer service Farley has delivered for current and future customers.”