Hendrickson completes purchase of Frauenthal leaf spring and stabilizer segment

by Sonia Straface

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hendrickson has officially completed the acquisition of Frauenthal leaf spring and stabilizer segment from the Austrian Frauenthal Group, the company announced today at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The acquisition includes Frauenthal’s subsidiaries in Judenburg, Austria, Sibiu, Romania, Douai, France and Chatenois, France.

The company said it is excited to be able to get its name in Europe and extend its business around the globe.

“The acquisition of this business will enable us to broaden our footprint in Europe to better support our global spring customer base,” said Gary Gerstenslager, president and chief executive officer of Hendrickson.

Company officials confirmed the subsidiary in Austria has a manufacturing facility that produces several different trailer products that are “very high-precision in terms of total overall capabilities.”

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