Checkers Industrial Safety Products Acquires Zigma Ground Solutions

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Checkers Industrial Safety Products, the industry leading safety products manufacturer, announces the acquisition of Zigma Ground Solutions. As a leader in temporary access and ground protection products, Zigma serves the European, U.S., Middle Eastern and Australian markets with high-quality, industrial matting products for oil and gas, transmission and distribution, construction, renewable energy and event applications.

"This acquisition combines two leaders, who serve the same industries in different geographic areas. Checkers, based in the U.S., and Zigma, based in the U.K., provides Checkers with an expanded product offering that addresses a broader set of solutions," commented Zigma founder and managing director Iain Brown. "Checkers' commitment to develop the Zigma brands and provide our customers with an expanded product offering and global presence was quite appealing. We are determined to continue to provide our customers with the same quality products and service they have enjoyed."

This acquisition brings the TuffTrak, LibertyMat, EconomatMB, and GeoGrid brands into the Checkers product portfolio and expands the ground protection matting into heavier-duty applications. This complements Checkers' recent acquisition of Superior Manufacturing Group, which focuses on pedestrian and floor matting products. Other recent matting and ground protection acquisitions made by Checkers include AlturnaMATS and SVE Portable Roadways, both U.S.-based and offer matting for industrial applications. The combined product offering now includes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty ground protection as well as professional floor matting products for home, commercial, food service, industrial, landscaping, construction, utility, oil and gas, mining applications, and more. Checkers is now the only company worldwide that offers indoor light-duty/pedestrian safety matting and outdoor medium- to heavy-duty matting products into common markets and customers.

Checkers' president Ray Torres commented, "We are extremely excited that Iain and Feann Brown and the Zigma team will now join Checkers as we continue to develop and expand our global strategy for our plastic and composite Ground Protection industrial matting product line. Zigma, coupled with our recent acquisitions of AlturnaMATS and SVE Portable Roadways, gives us the most extensive product offering in the industry, to meet every industrial and commercial matting application."

"The combined product offering will allow Checkers to offer a more comprehensive set of products that address multiple applications. This acquisition continues to expand on our global growth initiative," said Will Eaton, Checkers' director of Business Development. "Zigma is a great company and we are excited to have them as part of the Checkers family."

Zigma Ground Solutions will continue operations out of their facility in the United Kingdom under the guidance of Iain Brown, executive vice-president and managing director and co-founder Feann Brown, director, Administration and Finance.

Zigma's key philosophy is to provide innovative, high quality and "best in class" solutions with an emphasis on latest technology and maximizing performance, ease of use, safety, value and sustainability for the environment. Zigma understands temporary access and ground protection is not just a question of delivering products to a customer; it requires the time and commitment to understand the customer's unique requirements, including ground and weather conditions, and the range of vehicles, plant and personnel involved in any project. Zigma was ranked in the Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table of U.K.'s 100 fastest growing private companies for 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit

Checkers Industrial manufactures and distributes a variety of branded safety products including cable management systems, wheel chocks, safety lights, ground protection and matting, and warning whips for the industrial, mining, oil and gas, military, entertainment, construction and aviation markets. The company has developed products that meet and exceed safety standards and has a leading position in its respective end markets. For more information, visit


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