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3M buys Brazilian cleaning products maker

December 18, 2009
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St. Paul-based diversified manufacturer 3M announced that it is acquiring a Brazilian company that makes household floor-cleaning products. It did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

Incavas Industria de Cabos e Vassouras Ltda. makes squeegees, brushes, dust pans and brooms and employs about 150 people. It is based in Brazil’s capital, Rio de Janeiro.

“The Incavas brand will complement 3M’s line of household cleaning tools and help establish the Home Care Division as a strong player in Brazil,” said Michael Vale, managing director of 3M Brazil. “We see strong technical, sales and manufacturing synergies with the combination of Incavas and 3M.” From Finance & Commerce.

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