GOLDSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2015) — AP Exhaust Technologies L.L.C. has completed its acquisition of catalytic converter and components maker Eastern Catalytic.
AP, a portfolio company of Audax Group, manufacturrs and supplies automotive, light truck and heavy-duty full line exhaust and emissions products under the AP, CATCO, ANSA, Cherry Bomb, TruckEx, Xlerator and Silverline brands through its Aristo division to the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket. The company was founded in 1927.
Langhorne, Pa.-based Eastern, founded in 1979, supplies direct fit, universal and manifold catalytic converters for the automotive light duty aftermarket.
Chris Ostrander — CEO of AP Exhaust and former president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Americas Operations — said the “combined companies bring two complementary leadership teams that share a commitment to delivering innovation to the aftermarket and going above and beyond to provide best-in-class service and support to our customers.
“Uniting two great companies expands our brand offering, augments our research and development, accelerates our new product development and enhances our on-line catalog capabilities — all of which will enrich our mutual customers' buying experience by bringing products to market faster and providing them the most comprehensive full line offering in the market.”