DXP Enterprises acquires Kappe Associates

DXP Enterprises Inc has acquired Kappe Associates Inc, a US distributor and manufacturers’ representative of pumps, controls and process equipment for the water and wastewater industry.

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Founded in 1946, Kappe is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland and operates out of three locations servicing Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and West Virginia. Kappe had sales of approximately US$25.4 million in 2023.

The acquisition deepens DXP’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US.

“Kappe’s expertise and youthful energy in the water and wastewater markets will complement DXP's breadth of technical products and services. This transaction will not only allow us to continue with our existing marketing strategies, but also gives us notable talent as we continue to find resources to serve our customers better,” said David Little, chairman and CEO of DXPE.