Yakima and JAC Products Announce Partnership to Provide Complete Rack Solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers
Lake Oswego, Ore. – October 24, 2016 – Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in after-market vehicle racks and cargo solutions, is partnering with JAC Products, Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of original equipment roof racks. Together, they will provide integrated rack solutions to global vehicle manufacturers.
“We are very excited about this partnership, which brings together two trusted brands in the automotive accessory world,” said Ryan Martin, CEO of Yakima. “JAC Products has proven products and amazing relationships with top vehicle manufacturers. We are looking forward to expanding JAC’s offering and integrating our products and solutions to provide vehicle manufacturers an unprecedented variety of rack and cargo carrying solutions. Our data shows that consumers are looking for products for their new vehicles, and our partnership with JAC will enable delivery to market faster than ever.”
“Yakima is a valuable partner with deep expertise in vehicle fit and accessories, and they complement our product lines with solutions that have been reserved for the sporting and aftermarket businesses,” said Mike Wood, CEO of JAC Products. “Together, we will expand the total offering available to current and future partners, providing unparalleled, innovative solutions that get their customers on the road with their favorite gear.”
On behalf of Yakima, JAC Products will manage relationships with a select group of automotive vehicle manufacturers, as well as drive innovative solutions into market as a development partner.
Said Martin, “Both Yakima and JAC Products will benefit from sharing technology and resources to bring the automotive manufacturers a best-in-class, consumer-focused line of cargo management solutions. Our combined engineering and manufacturing capabilities, along with brand strength and awareness, is a win for both the vehicle manufacturers and their consumers.”