First Brands Group, formerly TRICO Group, has acquired Brake Parts Inc. and Champion Laboratories.
Brake Parts Inc. manufactures and markets brake products, including the full line of Raybestos branded brake parts; Champion Labs is a full-line filtration manufacturer with Luber-finer as a leading brand.
“We are excited to add Raybestos and Luber-finer comprehensive product lines to our market-leading portfolio of aftermarket brands,” says Guy Andrysick, chief marketing officer, First Brands Group. “Both Raybestos and Luber-finer are important and natural complements to our current vehicle maintenance and vehicle repair product solutions.
“We have strengthened our supplier position to support all customers with one of the most comprehensive portfolios of replacement products in the North American automotive aftermarket.”
The acquisitions are effective immediately, First Brands Group says.