Allen Company, a leading manufacturer and brand of outdoor products, has acquired Breakthrough Clean Technologies, an innovative manufacturer of firearm and outdoor gear cleaning products. Founded in 2013 by Erick Navarro, the company filled the growing need for effective, odorless, environmentally friendly and user-safe cleaning solvents and lubricants that remove carbon build-up from firearms.
“Allen Company is excited to bring Breakthrough Clean Technologies into our family of products and our company. We plan to take a vastly different approach than most acquisitions in our industry by devoting the resources needed to significantly grow their market share,” said George Cavanaugh, Allen’s founder and president. “Breakthrough will be a great addition to our family-owned business which strives to bring exceptional products at affordable value to the consumer as well as increase our efficiency with our retail and wholesale partners.”
Breakthrough has expanded significantly since it was founded and now provides a complete gun-care maintenance system geared to make cleaning and maintaining firearms easier, safer, odorless and faster than ever. The company’s solvent eliminates more inanimate contaminants than most leading gun cleaners and its lubricants easily withstand extreme temperatures to minimize the frequency of needed applications.
“The Breakthrough Team is excited to be joining the Allen Team,” said Navarro. “We have worked extremely hard to develop truly innovative products, and with the help of the Allen Team, we have even higher aspirations to take the brand and the products to the next level.”
Allen Company was founded in 1970 and recently expanded into a new headquarters in Louisville, CO. It is a leading provider of hunting, shooting, archery and tactical related products with a family of consumer brands that includes Allen, EZAim, Tac Six, Vanish and Titan. It also has official licensed products from partners Ruger and Girls with Guns.