Truck-Lite acquires Rigid Industries

Lighting specialist Truck-Lite has announced the acquisition of fellow US LED lighting manufacturer, Rigid Industries.

The two companies can draw on a combined team of 2,400 people in the US and are looking to expand their presence in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

“Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite's further expansion into the off road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial and mining markets,” said Brian Kupchella, CEO of Truck-Lite.

“It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity.”

“We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team,” added Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries

“We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today.

“Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long lasting products, state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to world class customer service.”

Truck-Lite employs 860 employees in its three manufacturing and distribution locations in the United Kingdom and Germany and said it was “uniquely positioned” to support future Rigid growth in Europe.

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