FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BELTON, MO (August 2011) — R·O·M Corporation has acquired the Lighting Solutions product line from Havis, Inc. The announcement was made by R·O·M Corporation president Jeff Hupke and Havis president Michael Bernert. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Company leaders say the transaction is a positive opportunity for both companies.
“Selling the Lighting Solutions line allows us to dedicate more resources to our core business of docking stations and consoles that have become more of our focus in recent years,” says Mr. Bernert.
For R·O·M, the acquisition allows the firm to expand further into the fire service industry.
“Havis Lighting Solutions products are high quality and enjoy market-leading recognition in the fire service industry,” Mr. Hupke says. “Likewise, R·O·M is recognized for industry-leading products. The Lighting Solutions line is a perfect fit for us. By combining these outstanding products with our roll-up doors, cargo trays, hose bed covers and LED compartment lighting, we are able to make a great company even better.”
Both companies are known as innovators in the fire service industry. R·O·M was the first to introduce roll-up doors to the North American fire service in the mid-1980s and has continually enhanced its products since that time. Havis first entered the scene light market in 1982. Since then, Havis has established a track record of industry firsts including: the low-profile fixture; the 12V H.I.D. fixture; and gear-driven remote pole.
The purchase by R·O·M gives fire service customers a single source for roll-up doors, hose bed covers, cargo trays, LED compartment lighting, LED interior lighting as well as scene lighting products that include lighting fixtures, lighting mounts, handhelds and associated parts.
In the coming months, Lighting Solutions operations will be seamlessly relocated to R·O·M headquarters in Belton, MO, a Kansas City suburb. To service its existing products and the added Lighting Solutions line, R·O·M’s nationwide sales resources include nine dedicated Territory Managers and eight Customer Development Representatives. The Lighting Solutions Product Manager for Havis, Cameron Blain, will assume the same duties with R·O·M. In addition to Mr. Blain, R·O·M will also add a member to its engineering team, a customer development representative, and up to 10 production jobs.
R·O·M has established a website at www.ROMLightingSolutions.com for further information about the acquisition.
R·O·M Corporation is headquartered in a 65,000 sq. ft. facility in suburban Kansas City, MO. The company’s product line includes R-O-M roll-up doors, hose bed covers, cargo trays, LED compartment lights and LED interior lighting. The company also services the food distribution industry, service and utility fleets, and building security markets. ISO 9001-certified and owner of 10 U.S. and Canadian patents, R·O·M serves its national and international customer base with a field staff of territory managers and an inside customer development team. The company’s website is news.safefleet.net.
Havis Inc. is a privately held company that manufactures in-vehicle mobile office solutions for public safety, public works, government agencies and mobile professionals. For over 80 years, the Havis mission has been to increase mobile worker productivity with industry-leading products that are built to the highest safety and quality standards and are designed with comfort in mind. Headquartered in Warminster, Pa., with an additional location in Plymouth, Mich., Havis currently employs 175 people. For more information on Havis, please call 1-800-524-9900 or visit www.havis.com.
For more information, contact:
415 Delaware, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-753-2420 ext. 334