Bestop Premium Accessories Group Acquires KAMM Industries

Acquisition includes industry-leading brands PRP Seats, Status Racing, SpeedStrap

January 2018 Powersport News

Louisville, Colo. – Bestop Premium Accessories Group (BPAG), a leading manufacturer in the automotive aftermarket industry’s premium Jeep, truck and UTV space, announced it has acquired PRP Seats, Status Racing and SpeedStrap, all owned by KAMM Industries, based in Temecula, CA.

PRP (www.prpseats.com) was founded in 1997 and is best known as the seat-of-choice for UTVs such as the Polaris RZR and Can-Am Maverick X3. The company also manufactures seats for Jeeps, trucks and other UTVs. Status Racing (www.statusracing.com) manufactures a full line of highly specialized racing seats and offers a wide breadth of customization and personalization options. SpeedStrap (www.speedstrap.com), acquired by KAMM Industries in June 2017, is the maker of an innovative family of weavable recovery straps, plus premium tie-downs and accessories for off-road vehicles.

“PRP Seats, Status Racing and SpeedStrap are premier-quality names in this space and we are thrilled to work with them,” John Larson, CEO of Bestop Premium Accessories Group, said. “The addition of these three brands to the Bestop Premium Accessories Group family further positions us as the leading provider of top-of-the-line off-road driving accessories.”

The acquisition follows Bestop Premium Accessories Group acquiring two other premium manufacturing brands in 2016: Baja Designs, widely recognized as “The Scientists of Lighting” for its ground-breaking LED light technologies that are “brighter, bolder, better;” and Tuffy Security Products, the leading manufacturer of heavy duty in-vehicle security boxes, cases and containers.

Bestop itself is recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of Jeep soft tops and accessories worldwide, as well as exclusive OE soft top provider to Jeep for more than 30 years, including the new Jeep Wrangler JL.

“Now is the right time to join forces with Bestop because there is a huge opportunity to leverage each other’s strengths,” KAMM Industries and PRP Seats Founder and CEO Aaron Wedeking, said. “We wanted to align ourselves with a partner that values the premium performance, quality and innovation that PRP Seats is known for, and Bestop is clearly the right choice.”

For more information, visit www.bestop.com or call 800-845-3567.

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