Nelson Global Products Inc. (Nelson), a global leader in the design and manufacturing of thermal management, acoustic, air and fluid mechanics, and structural solutions, has acquired Tru-Flex LLC (Tru-Flex), a manufacturer of highly engineered flexible elements for exhaust systems serving OEMs across a diverse set of global end markets.
Based in West Lebanon, Indiana, Tru-Flex supplies exhaust bellows, metal hoses and aftermarket products for on- and off-road commercial vehicle applications and has manufacturing locations in Indiana and Zimna Wodka, Poland. The acquisition expands Nelson’s global footprint by adding manufacturing operations in Europe.
“We are excited to welcome the entire Tru-Flex team to Nelson,” said Steve Scgalski, Nelson CEO. “Combining Tru-Flex’s engineering strengths, engineered NVH solutions and European Operations with Nelson’s global purchasing, logistics, manufacturing and distribution networks and engineering capabilities allows us to better serve our customers and accelerate growth.”
HBM Holdings, a holding company owned by a family Trust established by founder Harry B. Mathews Jr., is the parent company of Tru-Flex. HBM will retain an ownership position through an investment in Nelson.