PLZ Aeroscience Corp., a North American largest independent specialty aerosol and liquid product manufacturer, has acquired Champion Brands LLC, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants for the automotive and industrial markets. Champion produces brake fluid, fuel treatments, semi-synthetic and full-synthetic engine additives and specialty motor oils.

“We are very excited to welcome Champion Brands to PLZ,” said Aaron Erter, PLZ’s president and CEO. “Champion is a market leader within the automotive aftermarket industry, and we look forward to leveraging their capabilities across our combined enterprise to strengthen the value proposition we bring to our customers. Champion is an incredible addition to PLZ as we continue growing our specialty automotive and industrial footprint across North America.”

“I am thrilled for Champion to become part of the PLZ family,” said Matt Lowe, executive vice president and general counsel for Champion. “We look forward to leveraging PLZ’s extensive industry experience and national footprint to help grow Champion in the years to come. Together with PLZ, we will propel the combined company forward into its next chapter as we continue to deliver exceptional innovation, quality and service to our customers.”

Headquartered outside Chicago, PLZ is owned by Pritzker Private Capital. With their support, PLZ has made various acquisitions, including four in the last two years – Mansfield-King and Custom-Pak Products in 2020 and Liquid Technologies and Precise Packaging in 2019.