XPEL Inc., a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced that it has been selected as the exclusive supplier to Rivian Automotive LLC for its new paint protection film (PPF) factory direct program.
Under the terms of the agreement, Rivian Automotive will offer factory-direct PPF options to its customers ordering the automaker’s new R1T and R1S models beginning late 2022. Customers will be able to choose between two PPF option packages: Front Gloss Paint Guard or Full Body Satin Paint Guard. The Paint Guard packages have been developed cooperatively between XPEL and Rivian’s vehicle engineering and design teams to enhance the adventures of R1T and R1S owners. XPEL will operate an installation facility in close proximity to Rivian’s Normal, Illinois, assembly plant, to ensure installation quality control.
“We’re pleased to have this opportunity to bring our proprietary design methodology and state-of-the-art paint protection films to Rivian customers as the exclusive supplier of factory direct PPF for their R1T and R1S vehicles,” said Tim Hartt, vice president – technical operations & OEM of XPEL. “We are the leader in advanced OEM level PPF solutions and we look forward to leveraging our experience as a tier 1 supplier working with premium automotive brands, to introduce XPEL products to Rivian and their customers.”