Ancra grows with cargo control acquisition

ERLANGER, Ky, — Cargo securement provider Ancra International has acquired Dallas-based S-Line Cargo Control and Safety Products.

The acquisition positions Ancra as a North American heavyweight of cargo control products and services.

The agreement also includes all other divisions of S-Line’s parent company J.P.S. Corp., such as metal fabricating operations.

The deal gives customers — particularly heavy-duty ones — a broader range of products to choose from, say both companies. At the same time, it will generate meaningful growth in new markets for Ancra, such as medium and light-duty vocational vehicle segments, where S-Line has developed a significant foothold.

"We see tremendous value in bringing our two thriving companies together," said Steve Frediani, president of Ancra. "Customers of both organizations will benefit from an expanded line of innovative products and services that are quite literally second to none, providing opportunities for significant growth in all markets."

Founded in 1975, S-Line has grown to a premier cargo control company, offering unique custom fabrication and service offerings from two Texas facilities.

"Like Ancra, S-Line has built a reputation for innovation," said Ralph Abato, director of Sales and Marketing for Ancra. "With a line-up of nearly 100 products and complementary commercial and consumer-based distribution channels, S-Line provides access to new markets for Ancra’s product lines that only add to the momentum we have been creating in the marketplace."

S-Line, which will operate as a wholly owned division of Ancra International, also manufactures and sells pickup truck accessories and related hardware attachments, as well as a full line of packaged straps and other consumer packaged products.

"The synergies of this union are going to impress S-Line customers and Ancra customers alike," added Frediani. "It won’t take long for the advantages to become vividly apparent to everyone involved."


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