Commercial vehicle supplier SAF-HOLLAND has acquired a majority stake in automatic tire pressure management specialist, PressureGuard LLC, based in Nashville, Tennessee. This acquisition strengthens the SAF-HOLLAND product portfolio for tire pressure systems in North America and adds a key foundational element in advanced digital SMART products for trailer applications.
SAF-HOLLAND has acquired a 51 percent stake PressureGuard, effective Jan. 9. A purchase option for the remaining outstanding shares in the company was agreed upon between SAF-HOLLAND and the previous owner, Servitech Industries Inc. This option may be exercised at a later date. While details were not published, the company says the purchase price for the acquired stake is in the low single-digit million-dollar range. PressureGuard’s management team will remain with the company in their current roles to support the company’s ongoing production, as well as its integration into the SAF-HOLLAND Group.
SAF-HOLLAND says it sees great potential in PressureGuard’s proven tire pressure management technology to provide an even more comprehensive axle and suspension solution to its fleet customers in North America. This one-stop sourcing approach provides fleet managers with a single point of contact and ensures a fully engineered system design that addresses any compatibility issues up front. This approach also simplifies the warranty and after-sale support needed by today’s fleets.
“This acquisition is in line with our strategy of providing complete solutions to our customers and complements our product portfolio of a systems approach. This pre-assembled product addresses many of the challenges facing fleet managers today and simplifies the ordering, production and customer service processes. PressureGuard has proven itself in the market with a simple, yet robust design,” said SAF-HOLLAND CEO Detlef Borghardt, in explaining the rationale for the acquisition.
SAF-HOLLAND CFO Matthias Heiden added, “Similar to the acquisition of Axscend in 2018, the acquisition of PressureGuard also focuses on expanding our technological capabilities. PressureGuard’s expertise seamlessly integrates with our digital SMART product platform, giving us a compelling solution for tire management systems to offer our customers.”