TRANSTEX Acquires TopKit Asset from SmartTruck

INDIANAPOLIS, INApril 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – TRANSTEX LLC, a leader in the development and manufacturing of aerodynamic solutions and fleet safety technology for commercial vehicles, announced today the acquisition of the TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing assets from SmartTruck, a precision aerodynamics company based in Greenville, South Carolina.

The transaction represents an important strategic opportunity for TRANSTEX as it fulfills its mission of providing customers with leading-edge solutions that maximize fuel savings. The TopKit, which is EPA SmartWay® verified and C.A.R.B. compliant, redirects air towards the rear of the trailer to reduce drag, and benefits dry vans, reefers and straight trucks with swing or rollup doors. The LeadEdge improves the airflow between the truck and trailer or two tandem trailers.

“This strategic acquisition allows us to work even more closely with our customers,” said Mathieu Boivin, President and CEO of TRANSTEX“to provide additional solutions that help them stay competitive.”

“With these new aerodynamic assets in our bank of IP, we’ll create new synergies with our continuous investment in R&D. By leveraging our engineering expertise, we’ll develop new products and refine our solutions so these innovations can build on our long-term growth strategy.”

This asset purchase complements TRANSTEX’s EDGE aerodynamics product line. For example, the new combination of EDGE Skirts™ and TopKit enables trailer manufacturers to certify their trailers under C.A.R.B.’s GHG Phase 2 Regulations in the USA and Canada.

“For years, the majority of today’s most-admired fleets chose to equip their trailers with either TRANSTEX EDGE Skirts or SmartTruck Aero TopKits,” said Todd McGuire, Vice-President of Sales at TRANSTEX. “So this acquisition combines two respected industry innovators, and will be beneficial to both fleet and trailer industry suppliers alike. Those looking to combine both technologies as a sole-source bundle can now take fuel efficiency, profitability, and North American regulatory compliance to the next level in 2019 and beyond.”

About TRANSTEX
TRANSTEX develops and manufactures solutions that offer fleet operators the capacity to significantly reduce fuel consumption and improve vehicle safety. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic solutions that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX delivers innovative hardware and software solutions that improve the customers’ bottom line. Operating in the USACanada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the industry in North America for over ten years and is based in central Indiana, USA. For additional information, please visit http://www.transtex-llc.com/

Media Contact
Kristy Pealow,
Marketing Director, TRANSTEX 
1-877-332-3519 ext. 135
kpealow@transtex-llc.com

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Transtex LLC and Transtex Composite Inc. File Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against WABCO Holdings Inc. and Laydon Composites Ltd.

LEBANON, INJuly 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Transtex LLC and Transtex Composite Inc. (together “Transtex”) announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against WABCO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:  WBC) and Laydon Composites Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division on Friday, June 30, 2017.

In the lawsuit, Transtex asserts that WABCO Holdings Inc. and Laydon Composites Ltd. infringe eight of Transtex’s patents by manufacturing and selling infringing trailer skirts under the trade name TrailerSkirt™ (Models TS225, TS248 and TS259). The patents-in-suit are listed below and concern Transtex’s aerodynamic solutions and methods for designing and manufacturing trailer side skirts: United States Patent Numbers – 7,748,772, 7,887,120, 7,942,467, 7,942,469, 7,942,471, 8,292,351, 8,449,017, and 8,678,474.

“At Transtex, we stand behind our products,” said Mathieu Boivin, CEO and President of Transtex. “We invest heavily in research and development to ensure our customers continue to receive the most innovative product offerings.”

In December 2012, Transtex favorably settled a declaratory judgment action for patent infringement with competitor Ridge Corporation, which manufactures and sells side skirts under the name “Green Wing”. That action was Case No. 2:11-cv-00840 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

“Just as we have done in the past with other competitors,” Boivin said, “we will continue to take proactive measures to protect our brand and intellectual property.”

About Transtex
Transtex is the leader in the development and manufacturing of aerodynamic solutions engineered to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions for commercial vehicles in transportation. Made from the strongest and most flexible materials, Transtex’s family of aerodynamic solutions leads the industry in performance, reliability, and value. Available in multiple configurations, Transtex trailer skirt products are EPA SmartWay Verified Advanced Category and C.A.R.B. Compliant. Transtex has been serving the industry in North America for over ten years and is based in central Indiana, USA. For additional information, please visit www.transtex-llc.com.

CONTACT: Kristy Pealow, Marketing Director, Transtex, 1-877-332-3519 ext. 135, kpealow@transtex-llc.com

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Transtex Is A Proud Member Of The ATA, TMC, WIT, And TCA

Transtex is proud to be a member of American Trucking Association, Technology & Maintenance Council, Women In Trucking, and Truckload Carriers Association. We believe in supporting and improving all aspects of the commercial vehicle industry, including safety, equipment, sustainability, and increasing opportunities for women.