Katzkin Leather has purchased the assets of Roadwire’s leather business effective Thursday, August 23.
The merger of the two automotive leather providers “will grow the organization to provide additional products, distribution and manufacturing capacity,” said Roadwire in a letter to its dealers.
Katzkin said it will now be the source for Roadwire Leather while supplies last.
Once the products are sold through, the Roadwire brand will be discontinued and Katzkin will manufacture using its own materials and to its own standards of OEM quality, Ron Leslie, Katzkin VP Sales told us.
Katzkin will benefit from the deal by expanding its manufacturing capability, its patent library and its distribution points, he said. This will help with Katzkin’s future initiatives. He would not specify Katzkin’s future plans.
Katzkin will continue to service Roadwire customers, he said.