Singer Equities is a group of value added distributorships in the industrial rubber products industry. Our primary objective is the acquisition of well managed, profitable businesses where operating changes are not necessary. We believe that good companies are the result of good management and our philosophy is to allow management to operate the businesses on a stand alone, decentralized basis, affording them a tremendous level of responsibility, authority, and autonomy. It is not our intention to change the culture of an acquired company, but rather allow current management to continue doing what they do best, manage a successful business.
As long term investors, our thinking is strategic in nature. Our goal is for our management teams to focus on growing their businesses, and not to be concerned with positioning their companies for an eventual exit strategy. Our day-to-day involvement is minimal, with our purpose being to provide management with the resources they need to enhance the long term growth of their business.
As proud members of NAHAD's Hose Safety Institute, many of our Singer companies are proud to offer OnGuard Asset Tracker & Hose Maintenance Services. Research has identified indirect costs of injury - management time, HR time, litigation and reduced productivity - can be four times that of direct costs. The growing importance of safety, downtime, and reduction of maintenance costs now requires more disciplined hose management services. OnGuard focuses on critical hoses powering critical equipment. To learn more about our hose safety initiatives, please visit www.hosesafety.com.
Singer Equities is a portfolio company of AEA Investors, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York. AEA investors is a pioneer in the private equity industry, having been founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. With over 40 years of investing experience, AEA has a global presence with offices throughout Europe and Asia. AEA focuses on four industry sectors: value-added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer products and services involved in those sectors. For more information about AEA Investors, please visit www.aeainvestors.com.