Trico Group acquires Federal-Mogul wiper business
Trico Group, LLC, the United States’ leading wiper blade manufacturer, has acquired the global wiper products division of Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
This acquisition includes manufacturing plants in Europe, South America and China. Trico Group, a manufacturer of Trico wiper systems, now adds two more strong brands to the wiper portfolio: ANCO branded and Champion branded wiper blade products.
“As the company continues to rapidly expand and strengthen its global capabilities, we look forward to supporting our customers with both the Trico and Champion wiper brands in the European aftermarket,” said Kevin O’Dowd, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Trico Group.
“At this time, to ensure responsive customer service, Federal-Mogul distribution centres will continue to supply the complete line of Champion wiper products,” explained Adam Richards, Trico’s European managing director. “And to further fortify our customer service, Martin Hendricks, a seasoned automotive OE and aftermarket professional, has been appointed as executive director, international operations. Martin’s focus is the strengthening and growth of our international group operations.”
“It’s an exciting time to be joining Trico Group, as it has built a legacy for product performance and customer service with the ability to deliver class-leading quality,” said Martin Hendricks, executive director, international operations for Trico.