Q.E.P.'s French subsidiary, PRCI, has completed the purchase of the Tomecanic and Bénètiere trade names, and other assets of the two businesses.

“As part of Q.E.P.’s continuing expansion, the integration of Tomecanic-Bénètiere will leverage our business growth to our existing customer base in France and Europe along with wider reaching opportunities worldwide,” commented Paul Boyce, CEO of European operations for Q.E.P.

Founded in 1961, Tomecanic offered a full range of tiling tools to trades and distributors in France. Bénètiere, founded in 1931, was well-known in France for inventing the first tools for cutting natural stone and offer a full range of diamond cutting blades.