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Truck-Lite acquires European manufacturer

FALCONER, N.Y. -- New York-based lighting manufacturer Truck-Lite recently added to its portfolio with the purchase...


FALCONER, N.Y. — New York-based lighting manufacturer Truck-Lite recently added to its portfolio with the purchase of Flexible Lamps based in Harlow, England.

Marketing under the Rubbolite and FL brand names, Flexible Lamps is a manufacturer of incandescent and LED lighting for the commercial vehicle market.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Flexible Lamps allows us to continue to support our customers global sourcing requirements, said Brian Kupchella, president of Truck-Lite. Flexible Lamps strong relationships with customers in the heavy duty truck and trailer markets, their extensive distribution network across Europe, and wide brand recognition fits our continuing efforts to be the See and Be Seen lighting supplier for the worldwide transportation industry.

Founded in 1924, Flexible Lamps employs approximately 600 people in three manufacturing and distribution facilities in England and France. Company sales in 2005 were over $50 million US.

We are excited to be a part of the Truck-Lite family, stated Dennis Cunning, managing director of Flexible Lamps. Truck-Lite and Flexible Lamps have the same philosophy of providing well engineered, high quality products supported by excellent customer service. The synergies from our two companies will take this focus to a new level.


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