TRICO Group has acquired Fram Group, which includes FRAM filters and Autolite spark plugs, from Rank Group Ltd.
“We are excited to enhance our product portfolio with these two leading brands,” said Jay Burkhart, president of TRICO Group. “The filter category is a natural complement to our wiper products as our ‘Maintenance’ offering, while Autolite adds to our ‘Repair Parts’ product line of fuel pumps, water pumps and lift supports.”
In January, TRICO Group acquired UCI International’s Performance Pumps business, comprised of ASC Industries and Airtex Products.
With these two acquisitions, TRICO Group now supplies aftermarket and OE customers with a portfolio of filters and wiper products, as well as spark plugs, lift supports, fuel pumps and water pumps. Premium brands of TRICO Group now include TRICO wipers, Carter fuel pumps, ANCO wipers, Airtex fuel pumps, StrongArm lift supports, Autolite spark plugs and FRAM filters.