Warn Industries Acquires Fabtech Industries, Inc.

Warn Industries, one of the world’s most recognized brands in off-road products such as hub locks and vehicle recovery winches, announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Fabtech Industries, inc., a leading manufacturer of aftermarket suspensions for light trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs.

Fabtech products include suspension systems, shocks and leveling kits. Founded in 1989, as a custom fabrication firm specializing in racing suspension systems and Prerunner builds, cages, bumpers, and other products. Today, the company has “over 2,000 SKUs in their portfolio and the Fabtech brands, which include Dirt Logic and Stealth Shocks, are recognized as premium offerings in the off-road and performance segments.” The company’s products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the United States, and “utilize proprietary technology to fully integrate vehicle’s electronics and sensors with their systems.”

Kyle Shiminski, Vice President and General Manager of Warn Industries, stated: “With strong brands and complementary categories to Warn’s truck, off-road, and overlanding segments, this partnership provides an opportunity to combine the premium brands of WARN, Factor 55 and Fabtech into a more all-encompassing solution for end-customers. We have admired the Fabtech brand heritage and made in the USA mindset and are extremely excited to be able to align together. We look forward to working closely with the entire Fabtech team, and continuing their history of premium, innovative products while adding another premium brand to the Warn family.”

Dave Winner, Founder and CEO of Fabtech Industries, inc., commented: “We are excited to be part of the Warn Industries family, joining a company with highly-recognized, premium brands and a storied history. We are proud of what we have accomplished over our 30-plus year history, and we look forward to continuing our traditions, now as part of Warn and as such, being able to leverage resources available as part of a larger entity. We will continue to focus on developing innovative solutions for the off-road segment.”



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