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Continued Growth in South America


Thomasville, NC, September 6, 2016 — Thomasville, North Carolina based Ennis-Flint, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of pavement marking products, has acquired a majority interest in Cristacol, S.A., a Buenos Aires, Argentina based manufacturer of paint, thermoplastic and resins. Cristacol has a broad customer base in South America served by its manufacturing facility in Argentina and a network of satellite warehouses. The combined enterprise of Ennis-Flint and Cristacol will make the company the largest pavement marking business in Latin America.

“Cristacol is a high-quality market leader that is well-positioned to capitalize on the fast growing Latin America traffic safety segment,” said Matt Soule, Ennis-Flint President – Americas. “We’ve had a relationship with Cristacol for over a dozen years and are excited to work with Cristacol President Javier Benatuil and the rest of his team.” Mr. Benatuil will remain a shareholder in the company. 

Steadfast with initiatives of international expansion, this transaction reinforces Ennis-Flint’s dedication to serving the global market by offering world-class products and traffic safety solutions for customers who deserve and expect quality, support, and delivery while making shared roadways safer for all users.

About Ennis-Flint 

Ennis-Flint is a worldwide leader in the traffic safety, access, rail, and road marking industries providing the most comprehensive lineup of pavement marking materials and electronic control products. From traditional paints and thermoplastics to high-performance formulas and plural components for roadway striping and preferential lane treatments as well as preformed thermoplastic for transverse markings, streetscape crosswalks and traffic calming treatments, and custom horizontal surface signage, you can find Ennis-Flint products on roads and highways, taxiways, runways, parking lots, intersections, and in all kinds of commercial, contractor, governmental, industrial, airport and architectural settings. Headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina and with manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada, Australia, South America and Europe as well as strategic worldwide sales locations, Ennis-Flint’s products help motorists, cyclists, pilots, and pedestrians move in the right direction...safely. For more information on Ennis-Flint, visit

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