Gruau, Knapheide sign exclusive distribution agreement

Gruau, Knapheide sign exclusive distribution agreement

European light commercial vehicle upfitter Gruau signed a partnership agreement with Knapheide, a commercial vehicle upfitter in North America. The exclusive distribution agreement covers both Gruau’s commercial van IsoVan product line comprised of IsoTemp and IsoChem, as well as its retractable second row crew seating systems (Confo-Cab+ and Repli-Cab). Each upfit solution “transforms commercial van bodies into personalized functional spaces that answer to exacting professional’s needs,” the company stated.

“It’s exciting to be able to partner with a family-owned business with similar values and history as our own,” Patrick Gruau, president, said. “The shared values bode well for our compatibility going forward!”

According to the company, the move represents Gruau’s “active and determined approach of the U.S. market as it seeks to export its European experience and technical expertise in particular with Euro-styled vans.”

“We are excited with our new partnership with Gruau,” Bo Knapheide, senior vice president, said. “Combining Gruau’s product expertise along with Knapheide’s installation and distribution footprint will allow for unique and efficient work solutions for today’s new van offerings.”

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