Knoxville News Sentinel - Originally published 02:12 p.m., November 24, 2008
Knoxville-based Radio Systems Corp, maker of pet training and containment systems, said Monday it has bought the assets of Canadian pet products company Multivet International. Financial terms were not disclosed. Located in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Multivet makes a line of indoor/outdoor dog and cat spray training products. Radio Systems is the home of the PetSafe brand. Robin Hawn, brand manager for Radio Systems Corp., said the acquisition would help open opportunities for the company.
"This will give us an opportunity to strengthen our connection with vets and with veterinarian trainers," she said.
Mike Taylor, director of training and containment products for PetSafe, said in a press release that offering the Multivet line will give customers a broader range of choices for training needs.
"We have tremendous respect for the products Multivet has introduced to the market over the past several years," he said
Asked if Radio Systems Corp. was looking for other companies to buy, Hawn said "we are always on the lookout for possible acquisitions."
Founded in 1991, PetSafe offers wireless fences, kennels, bark-control systems, wellness products, training products and other pet products. Multivet products generally work by using a spray to discourage the pet from engaging in undesirable behavior.
Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe is the industry leader and prime innovator in the development of safe, reliable and technologically superior pet products. PetSafe introduced the first do-it-yourself electronic fence to the pet market in 1991 and the first wireless fence to the market in 1998. Over the years, PetSafe’s product line-up has expanded to include more than 400 items, including: bark control systems, remote training equipment, electronic containment systems, pet doors and a growing line of lifestyle products including toys and treats.Download