Lippert acquires marine axle manufacturer

Lippert Marine

Indiana, US-based component maker Lippert Components Inc has acquired Marine Trailer Performance (MTP), a marine axle manufacturer located in Houston, Texas. The transaction was completed through Lippert’s subsidiary, Kinro Texas.

Lippert Components is a supplier of a broad array of components for original equipment manufacturers in the recreation and transportation product markets,

MTP specialises in marine axles, axle lubrication systems, hydraulic brake actuators and performance disc brakes for boat trailers. The acquisition of MTP closed in May 2023 and financial terms have not been disclosed.

MTP says it will help Lippert capitalise on a notably underserved part of the market, utilising Lippert’s coast-to-coast axle manufacturing and warehousing capabilities to provide the best product and service possible.

“We are excited about the acquisition of Marine Trailer Performance,” says Nick Lenzi, founder, president and CEO of MTP, now vice president of Marine Axle Sales at Lippert. “Lippert’s expertise and extensive experience in the axle industry will undoubtedly supercharge MTP’s growth trajectory, empowering us to explore new horizons and expand our operations to unprecedented levels. As we move forward, we do so with unwavering enthusiasm, a shared vision and an unyielding determination to lead the industry into uncharted territories.”

Bob Boone, axle product manager and vice president of utility axle sales at Lippert, adds: “This acquisition helps fortify our axle portfolio and gives us an opportunity to deliver Lippert’s unparalleled service and value to a brand-new customer base.

“With the MTP acquisition, we are reinforcing our dedication to being a leader in the axle industry. We couldn’t be more excited about the tremendous value this brings to Lippert’s future.”

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