Kentucky Trailer has added Advanced Mobility & Shelter Technologies, LLC and a complementary mobile medical and specialty vehicle field service operation as the newest forces in its diversified set of products and services.
The acquisitions of these two specialty vehicle, truck, and trailer operations add medical and specialty vehicle field service expertise.
"Advanced Mobility and the field service operation provide Kentucky Trailer with an enhanced position in the mobile medical imaging category and expanded capabilities that we can provide to new and existing customers," commented Gary A. Smith, Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky Trailer. "The relationship we formed with Alleghany Capital Corporation in August 2013 was instrumental in providing us the resources necessary to acquire these businesses."
Acquired on September 30, the field service operation engages in mobile medical and specialty vehicle field service and repair. This acquisition provides Kentucky Trailer with five additional field technicians who travel throughout North America, Europe, Asia, along with strong operational leadership.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to join Kentucky Trailer," said Larry Brewer, Director of Aftermarket Sales and Service for the field service operation. "Our experienced group of field service personnel is an excellent fit for the Kentucky Trailer Specialty Vehicles division providing premium customer service to the specialty vehicles market."
Acquired on October 22, Advanced Mobility designs and builds custom trailers and specialty vehicles primarily for mobile medical and television/broadcast markets. Combining forces with Advanced Mobility provides Kentucky Trailer with an emerging market leadership position in the mobile medical imaging category. The transaction allows Kentucky Trailer to gain access to a global sales footprint, a 31,000-square-foot facility located at Advanced Mobility's Illinois-based headquarters, as well as a dedicated staff of 38 full-time service professionals and engineers.
Advanced Mobility has manufactured and refurbished hundreds of mobile units for all medical shared service providers as well as numerous broadcast customers. Advanced Mobility's strong and original equipment manufacturer relationships include Philips, GE, Toshiba, and Siemens which have been crucial in developing and mobilizing new products for the US and International markets. Advanced Mobility has exported mobile units to Israel, Canada and South Korea.
Bob Bachman, President of Advanced Mobility, added, "This is a natural next-step for Advanced Mobility as the scope of our operations has grown and allows us to continue our partnership with major medical equipment and television broadcast companies in providing highly valued products and services. Joining Kentucky Trailer, a company that believes in the strength of our people, will provide us with the resources to continue expanding our global business and the ability to enhance opportunities for our employees.
"Joining forces with these exceptionally talented medical and specialty trailer professionals allows Kentucky Trailer to deliver unparalleled product quality and quick response service anywhere in the world," said Charles Ducas, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Business Development for Kentucky Trailer. "These combined forces represent our long-term investment in building products more quickly, meeting the demands of the industry and providing superior value to our customers. Kentucky Trailer's expanding aftermarket service capabilities are unique in the marketplace and we are confident that they will set the standard in the specialty trailer industry going forward."