Jason Industries acquires The Matchless Metal Polish Co.

March 02,2020 - 10:15am

March 2, 2020 - Milwaukee-based Jason Industries, a diversified corporation with Osborn and Milsco business units, has announced the planned acquisition of The Matchless Metal Polish Co., Chicago. This acquisition will offer customers access to a global leader with a single, unmatched portfolio that provides solutions for surface preparation, cutting, cleaning and finishing supported by exceptional technical expertise, delivery and quality. Matchless will be incorporated into Osborn, which is the primary business unit serving the Industrial market segment for Jason Industries. 


The Matchless Metal Polish Co., founded in 1885, provides a full line of metal finishing products and services including buffing compounds, buffing wheels, abrasives and chemicals. With its 135-year history, Matchless is recognized by both customers and competitors alike for the quality and dependability they bring.  

“Matchless offers an exciting opportunity for the Osborn brand to strengthen and expand its product offering for all of our customers” explained Keith Walz, senior vice president and general manager at Osborn. “This acquisition brings together two companies, with over 130 years each, of providing surface finishing and polishing solutions to meet commercial and consumer customers’ needs”.  

The expanded business serves customers globally, offering access to more new product ideas and techniques, and remains committed to building rewarding customer relationships. Founded in 1887, Osborn employs a collaborative manufacturing strategy that emphasizes best-in-class performance, innovation, continual improvement and ethics.

Related Glossary Terms

  • buffing


    Use of rapidly spinning wires or fibers to effectively and economically remove burrs, scratches and similar mechanical imperfections from precision and highly stressed components. The greatest application is in the manufacture of gears and bearing races where the removal of sharp edges and stress risers by power methods has increased the speed of the operation.

  • polishing


    Abrasive process that improves surface finish and blends contours. Abrasive particles attached to a flexible backing abrade the workpiece.