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Safe Fleet acquires Roll-Rite group of companies

Safe Fleet, a global provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, has acquired the Roll-Rite group of companies.

Based in Gladwin MI, Roll-Rite supplies OEM and aftermarket safety products that protect cargo, reduce risks to drivers and roadways, and improve fleet efficiencies. Under the Roll-Rite and Pulltarps brands, Roll-Rite manufactures a complete line of application-specific automated and semi-automated tarping systems, motors, controls, and tarps for open body dump trucks, open top trailers and detachable containers.

There are more than 150,000 trucks and trailers estimated to be on the road today equipped with a Roll-Rite or Pulltarps branded system.

“Safe Fleet is thrilled to add Roll-Rite into the Safe Fleet family.  It is an industry-leading, high-quality brand servicing a variety of industries,” said John R Knox, chairman, president and CEO of Safe Fleet.

“Our products and technologies are highly complementary, and our mutual focus on being the premier provider of safety-oriented products to fleet vehicles is a perfect fit,” he said.  “Additionally, both Roll-Rite and Safe Fleet are committed to establishing a national footprint of product install and aftermarket service locations to better service all of our customers. With the addition of Roll-Rite’s Service & Install Centers in Henderson CO, Council Bluffs IA, and Torrington CT, Safe Fleet now has six field locations across the United States.”

“Joining Safe Fleet validates Roll-Rite’s intent to maintain our leadership position in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art automated tarp systems for the global heavy duty trucking market while also providing a catalyst for growth we could not achieve on our own,” said Brad Templeman, president of Roll-Rite.

Current management of Roll-Rite will continue with the business going forward and operate as a separate Roll-Rite entity within Safe Fleet.

Headquartered in Belton MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. For more information, visit www.safefleet.net. Safe Fleet is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.

To learn more about Roll-Rite, see www.rollrite.com.

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