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Filpro acquires Powerdown

  • Posted on Wednesday 26th, February 2020.

Filpro Automotive, a supplier of automotive aftermarket products, acquired ride control component manufacturer, Powerdown Australia, earlier this month.

Under the acquisition agreement – actioned 18 February 2020 – Powerdown will continue to manufacture and/or distribute all current Powerdown branded Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket products for trucks, heavy commercial trailers, buses and light commercial vehicles; and RAW 4x4 branded products for four-wheel drive vehicles.

The announcement was made at the annual sales conference in Newcastle by the founder and outgoing Managing Director of Powerdown, Bruce Gatgens.

Filpro Automotive Managing Director, Roger Lassen, will assume control by incorporating Powerdown into the Filpro Automotive group.

Filpro Automotive is a supplier of automotive aftermarket products, with established warehousing and distribution networks within New Zealand and Australia.

The group’s manufacturing capabilities and extensive distribution network will, according to Filpro, greatly expand the availability of Powerdown’s suspension products to customers in Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, the middle East and the US.

Combined with the vast resources available to Filpro Automotive, Powerdown brings 37 years’ experience in the heavy vehicle industry. This edevelopment is set to benefit both Powerdown and Filpro, along with its customers, through expansion and innovation.

(Image L-R: Filpro Australasia Managing Director, Roger Lassen, with outgoing Managing Director of Powerdown, Bruce Gatgens.)

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