AP Exhaust Technologies has announced the acquisition of Eastern Catalytic headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. This strategic acquisition will combine AP’s full line exhaust offering and expertise with Eastern’s first-to-market catalytic converter emissions capabilities, thus positioning the combined company as a leading exhaust and emissions supplier in the North American automotive aftermarket.
“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,” said Chris Ostrander, chief executive officer of AP Exhaust. “Uniting two great companies expands our brand offering, augments our research and development, accelerates our new product development, and enhances our online catalogue 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.”
“I look forward to working closely with the AP leadership team to extend our combined presence in the market and bring the full breadth of our combined product portfolio to better service our mutual customers,” said George Schafer Sr., president of Eastern. “With AP’s vertically integrated manufacturing model and Eastern’s first-to-market philosophy, I am confident our respective customers will benefit significantly from our industry-leading converter and exhaust product coverage as well as our commitment to quality, delivery and customer service.”
In the coming months, the companies will begin the integration process with the primary goal of broadening distribution of its combined product offering where appropriate to better service their customers.