Truck-Lite Acquires Rigid Industries

Rigid Industries LED Lighting Announces Its Acquisition By Truck-Lite Co., LLC

February 2015 News, Products Web Exclusive

Rigid Industries LED Lighting, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, announced today that Truck-Lite Co., LLC of Falconer, NY., a member of the PENSKE Corporation, acquired their company. Rigid Industries and Truck-Lite will now offer the complete package of DOT, off-road and accessory LED lighting for not only on- and off-road vehicular markets, but markets the world over in a wide variety of heavy-duty and commercial vehicle categories.

"We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team," stated 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.”

"Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite's further expansion into the off road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets," according to 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. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction."

Both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA. With Truck-Lite’s 59 years experience, they have evolved and expanded their technology with headlights, safety lights, signal switches and emergency lighting. Rigid Industries has experienced extremely fast paced growth in forward projecting lighting. Total employment for the two companies is over 2,400. With customers already in 40 countries, both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries look to expand their presence in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

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