Lippert Acquires Girard Products
Lippert Components Manufacturing, a subsidiary of LCI Industries and Lippert Components, has acquired substantially all of the business assets of Girard Systems and Girard Products, a manufacturer and distributor of awnings and tankless water heaters for OEMs and aftermarket customers in the recreational vehicle and specialty vehicle markets the company announced.
Girard operates locations in Alabama, California and Indiana, the company said.
“We are very excited to welcome the Girard team to the Lippert family. We have admired how Girard’s business has evolved over the years, focusing on a strong commitment to excellent customer service and creating strong brand loyalty among its key consumers,” said Jason Lippert, president and CEO of Lippert. “Girard product lines fall nicely into Lippert’s core products and manufacturing competencies. Our sales and operations teams have big plans to take Girard’s designs and products and expand them into broader customer channels. Girard’s sophisticated product offerings for shade and appliances substantially broaden our product portfolio across all classes of RVs, enabling us to drive new content growth and further extend our leadership position in the outdoor recreation space.”
“The addition of Girard will allow us to provide a wider range of exceptional products to our customers, especially in the higher-end motorized segment of the RV Industry,” said Ryan Smith, group president of Lippert – North America. “Girard’s great product lines will further bolster our service offerings in categories that we’re already strong in, perfectly aligning with our focus on enhancing the customer experience. We look forward to incorporating the deep industry and product knowledge that Girard will bring to the Lippert family as we work together to execute on our growth strategy.”
“Through the last 27 years, we have worked to deliver high-quality products to consumers, paying particular attention to service and building lasting customer relationships. With similar values, along with its leading industry position and manufacturing expertise, Lippert is a great partner to carry our legacy forward. The entire Girard team is excited to join Lippert and begin working to further position the business for long-term growth,” said Marcia Girard, CEO of Girard.