Q.E.P. Co., Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of a line of specialty tools and flooring related products for the home improvement market in the United States of America and worldwide. Products The company, under brand names, including Q.E.P., ROBERTS, Capitol, Vitrex, PRCI and Elastiment, markets approximately 3,000 specialty tools and flooring related products used primarily for surface preparation and installation of ceramic tile, carpet, vinyl and wood flooring. Its products include flooring adhesives and underlayments, wet saws, trowels, floats, grouts, mortars, tile cutters, spacers, nippers, pliers, carpet trimmers and cutters, seaming tape, tack strips, knives, dry set powders and grouts. Segments The company operates in five business segments: Domestic, Canada, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Other. Each segment markets and sells flooring-related products to the residential, new construction, do-it-yourself and professional remodeling and renovation markets and home centers. The European segment is made up of its operations in the U.K., France, and Ireland. The Other segment is made up of operations in Latin America and Asia. Subsidiaries The company’s principal subsidiaries include Roberts Consolidated Industries, Inc., a company serve in the carpet installation market; Roberts Capitol, Inc., a manufacturer of adhesives in Dalton, Georgia; QEP–California, Inc., a manufacturer of adhesives in Adelanto, California; Boiardi Products Corp. of Little Falls, N.J., a manufacturer of a line of thin-set mortars, grouts, self-leveling concrete toppings and crack-suppressing waterproof membranes used in the flooring industry; Roberts Company Canada Limited, a manufacturer of adhesives and grouts, and a distributor of flooring accessories in Canada; Q.E.P. Aust. Pty, Ltd., a distributor of tools and installation products for various types of flooring in the Australian marketplace; Q.E.P. Co. N.Z. Limited, a distributor of accessory flooring supplies in New Zealand; Q.E.P. Co. U.K., Ltd. and Q.E.P. Roberts Ireland, Ltd., distributors of accessory flooring and safety products in the United Kingdom and Ireland; PRCI S.A., a distributor of ceramic tile tools to the retail and distribution marketplace in France; Q.E.P. Roberts Mexicana S. de R.L. de C.V., a distributor of flooring installation products in Mexico; Q.E.P. Chile Limitada, a distributor of ceramic tile accessories located in Santiago, Chile; Zocalis, S.R.L., an Argentinean manufacturer of ceramic borders and trim; Q.E.P. Peru S.A.C., a Peruvian distributor of ceramic borders and trim; Q.E.P. Co. HK Limited., a Hong Kong registered company with a representative office in Shanghai, China, that provides purchasing services to the company and its subsidiaries; and Harmony Depot Trading Shanghai Company Limited, a licensed trading company in China. Customers The company's products are sold to home improvement retailers, including national and regional chains, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, international chain stores such as Bunnings, Wickes, Topps Tiles, Leroy Merlin and Sodimac, specialty distributors to the hardware, construction, flooring and home improvement trades and chain or independent hardware, tile, and carpet retailers for use by the do-it-yourself consumers, as well as the construction or remodeling professional. History Q.E.P. Co., Inc. was founded in 1979.
q.e.p. company inc (QEPC:OTC US)
1001 Broken Sound Parkway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
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