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Safe Fleet To Acquire American Van Equipment

American Van is a manufacturer and distributor of van and truck shelving, storage systems and accessories.


Safe Fleet, a global provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American Van Equipment.


American Van is a manufacturer and distributor of van and truck shelving, storage systems and accessories, producing high-quality interior and exterior components that help improve worker productivity and vehicle safety. Based out of Lakewood, New Jersey, American Van services a wide variety of contractors and fleets directly through its comprehensive online presence, catalog distribution (with more than 2.5 million copies mailed quarterly) and three showroom facilities.

“We are ecstatic about the addition of American Van to Safe Fleet Work Truck,” said John Knox, chairman, president and CEO, Safe Fleet. “The product fit, customer reach and upfitter capabilities American Van brings to Safe Fleet Work Truck are game-changing. The acquisition will solidify Safe Fleet’s position within the Work Truck industry as the preeminent provider of safety and productivity solutions.”


“Joining Safe Fleet is a tremendous growth opportunity for the American Van family of products and employees,” said Chuck Richter, president, American Van. “Partnering with Safe Fleet will provide American Van the ability to enhance the legacy of our brand and enable growth to better serve contractors, business and fleet owners throughout North America.” Current management of American Van will continue with the business going forward and operate within Safe Fleet Work Truck.

“The addition of American Van into Safe Fleet Work Truck exemplifies another step in Safe Fleet’s journey in building out the leading safety and productivity company for fleet vehicles across a variety of end-markets with leading brands and products,” said Knox. “With Prime Design and American Van, we have joined together two iconic brands to provide a complete range of solutions to address both the exterior and interior needs of truck and van upfit customers.”



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