Fruehauf acquires trailer builder

Mexico-based transportation company, Fultra – the parent company of Fruehauf Inc. – has acquired East Manufacturing.

With the purchase, Fultra will be adding the company’s manufacturing capabilities which include aluminium flatbed, drop deck, dump, round bottom and refuse trailers as well as steel dump trailers and aluminium truck bodies.

“We are thrilled to welcome East Manufacturing to the family,” said Fultra CEO, Jorge Martinez.

“East really fits with our vision to be the trusted solutions partner for the commercial vehicle market in North America. We are confident that our employees and communities as well as customers, dealers and suppliers, will benefit from our combined strengths.”

Tom Wiseman will take over the helm of East, as CEO of both East and Fruehauf, a subsidiary of Fultra.

“East will continue to operate as a standalone entity with all existing management and employees as a key to moving forward,” Wiseman said.

“We will build on East’s strengths combined with group synergies to deliver even greater value to our customers and dealers.”

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