“As a lifelong enthusiast, I’m thrilled to announce this partnership between the Aeromotive Group and Roadster Shop,” said Laurent Potdevin, CEO of the Aeromotive Group. “Having helped build global iconic brands in my career, I believe Roadster Shop is a gem in the automotive industry uniquely positioned to become an aspirational, iconic and global phenomenon. As a result of this alliance, Roadster Shop can leverage the Aeromotive Group’s portfolio of brands, its operational foundation, and access to new levels of capital for expansion.”
Founded in the 1980s and acquired by Jeremey, Phil and Neal Gerber in 2004, the Roadster Shop engineers and sells custom chassis and suspensions for the hot rod market.
“Our partnership with the Aeromotive Group gives us the opportunity to fuel accelerated growth and supercharge our expansion,” said Jeremy Gerber, co-owner of Roadster Shop. “Over the past 20 years, we’ve become a household name in high performance hot rods, muscle cars and trucks. Phil and I are very excited about the future here at Roadster Shop.”
Based in Mundelein, Illinois, Roadster Shop has two facilities with full chassis production, metal fabrication, and vehicle construction, along with a paint and body department, the company said.
“I look forward to writing the next chapter in Roadster Shop history with our partners at The Aeromotive Group,” said Phil Gerber, co-owner of Roadster Shop. “It’s thrilling to have deeper resources to build the ultimate custom vehicles and imagine new categories, parts and services. And we’ll have greater capabilities to market Roadster Shop as the ultimate automotive lifestyle brand globally.”
The Aeromotive Group currently includes the following brands: Aeromotive Fuel Systems, Waterman Racing Components, JBA Performance Exhaust, Doug’s Headers, Patriot Exhaust, Taylor Cable, PerTronix Ignition Products, Compu-Fire and Spyke.