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AP Exhaust Acquires Eastern Catalytic
By: AP Exhaust Technologies, LLC
“I am extremely excited to welcome the Eastern team to the AP family. The combined companies bring two complementary leadership teams that share a commitment to delivering innovation to the aftermarket and going above and beyond to provide best-in-class service and support to our customers,” said Chris Ostrander, Chief Executive Officer of AP Exhaust. “Uniting two great companies expands our brand offering, augments our research and development, accelerates our new product development, and enhances our online catalog capabilities – all of which will enrich our mutual customers’ buying experience by bringing products to market faster and providing them the most comprehensive full line offering in the market.”
“I look forward to working closely with the AP leadership team to extend our combined presence in the market and bring the full breadth of our combined product portfolio to better service our mutual customers,” said George Schafer Sr., President of Eastern. “With AP’s vertically integrated manufacturing model and Eastern’s first-to-market philosophy, I am confident our respective customers will benefit significantly from our industry-leading converter and exhaust product coverage as well as our commitment to quality, delivery and customer service.”
In the coming months, the companies will begin the integration process with the primary goal of broadening distribution of its combined product offering where appropriate to better service their customers.
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About AP Exhaust Technologies, LLC
Founded in 1927, AP Exhaust Technologies has become one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty exhaust and emissions products under the AP (http://www.apexhaust.com/
About Eastern Catalytic
Eastern is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of catalytic converters to the aftermarket. World-class quality and innovation have helped Eastern establish strong catalytic converter sales in over 58 countries. Continual improvements in converter design, production, and product delivery systems have made Eastern a leading choice in catalytic converters and one of the fastest growing catalytic converter manufacturers in North America.