Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Acquires Rotax Metals, Inc.

21 December 2021

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.  announced that it has acquired Rotax Metals, Inc.  a metals service center specializing in copper, bronze and brass alloys. Founded in 1947 and located in Brooklyn, New York, Rotax services a diverse customer base including distributors, manufacturers and the commercial and residential construction markets, emphasizing local customer relationships and next-day delivery. For the twelve months ended July 31, 2021, annual net sales for Rotax were approximately $14 million. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Rotax will operate as a subsidiary of Yarde Metals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance.

“Rotax’s specialty products and excellent customer service align with both Reliance’s business model and our acquisition strategy of acquiring immediately accretive, high quality, high margin businesses,” commented Jim Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of Reliance. “This acquisition supports Reliance’s product diversification strategy by expanding our portfolio of specialty bronze, brass and copper product offerings. By operating through our subsidiary Yarde Metals, a metals service center with sixteen locations throughout the Northeast, we expect Rotax will benefit from Yarde’s relationships with mill suppliers and leverage its back-office services to streamline operations and promote continued growth. We are very pleased to welcome Rotax to the Reliance Family of Companies.”

About Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
Founded in 1939 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. is a leading global diversified metal solutions provider and the largest metals service center company in North America. Through a network of approximately 300 locations in 40 states and 13 countries outside of the United States, Reliance provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full-line of over 100,000 metal products to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries. Reliance focuses on small orders with quick turnaround and increasing levels of value-added processing. In 2020, Reliance’s average order size was $1,910, approximately 49% of orders included value-added processing and approximately 40% of orders were delivered within 24 hours. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.’s press releases and additional information are available on the Company’s website at

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