Blue Point Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Weaver Leather have acquired Ohio Travel Bag, a distributor of specialty hardware, fittings and supplies used in a variety of industries and end markets including leather goods, pet, equine, handbags, trunks and crafts.
Established in Cleveland in 1908, OTB provides a diverse selection of high-quality products backed by exceptional customer service.
“The core of Ohio Travel Bag has always been our dedicated team and homegrown culture — with a commitment to product selection, quality, prompt shipping and customer support,” said OTB CEO Michael Fox. “Our rich history of consistent quality delivery and unwavering dedication to the customers and markets we serve aligns perfectly with the principles and culture embodied by the Weaver team. These shared values — and the benefits of a local partnership — checked every box for us.”
Founded in Mt. Hope, Ohio, Weaver manufactures, markets and distributes premier brands in the equine, pet, leather crafting, arborist, livestock and construction markets. Weaver has been proud to offer high-performing products with a strong culture and exceptional customer service for over 45 years.
“The Weaver team is thrilled to have found a partner that is truly aligned in every sense of the word — not only in sophisticated product offerings and loyal customers — but in core values and an established dedication to service,” said CEO Jason Weaver. “We are excited to welcome Ohio Travel Bag to the Weaver family, and we look forward to the growth we will achieve together.”
With support from Blue Point, Weaver and OTB will continue building on their successes with an expanded product portfolio and enhanced customer relationships.
“We are delighted to see a longstanding local business relationship cultivated into such a well-fitting partnership that will allow both companies to better serve their customers,” said Blue Point Principal Charley Geiger. “OTB is a fantastic strategic and cultural fit with Weaver’s family of premier brands.”