Optronics International has completed its acquisition of Texas-based USA Harness Inc., a maker of trailer harnesses and electronic control systems, including its USA-Plus Sealed Modular Wiring Harness System and its patented USA-Plus Modular Connection System.
With this acquisition, Optronics says, it can now serve the light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle industries with both lighting and harness technologies.
“OEMs have become ever more adamant in encouraging us to enter the harness side of the business, because the competition in that segment has remained so limited,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International, in a release.
The newly acquired engineering and manufacturing capabilities of USA Harness will also give Optronics a stronger base in North America.
“Though we’ll continue to produce harness systems that interface with all major lighting manufacturers, we’re excited to now be able to offer a fully integrated modular power delivery and lighting solution,” said Debby Thompson, interim president of USA Harness.
Both companies will begin selling integrated modular lighting and harness systems immediately. Targeted manufacturers include those making heavy-duty dry van, reefer, tank, car haul and flatbed trailers, as well as those making light- to medium-duty trailers. Heavy-duty truck and body manufacturers will also be a focus, as will heavy-duty off-highway vehicles, armored couriers and other specialized vocational equipment manufacturers.