Bestop, the world's leading manufacturer of Jeep® soft tops and accessories, today announced that it has acquired Tuffy Security Products of Cortez, Colorado. Known for “Serious Theft Protection”, Tuffy engineers and manufactures extremely heavy duty security boxes, cases and containers for both recreational and professional vehicles.
“Tuffy has firmly established itself as a trail-blazer in the security products category and we’re excited to add them to the Bestop family of premium brands,” says Bestop CEO John Larson. Tuffy represents the second add-on acquisition for Bestop in 2016. In June, the company acquired leading vehicle lights manufacturer, Baja Designs.
The acquisition complements Bestop’s existing lockbox business, and is in line with the company’s commitment to deliver the highest-quality products to its distributors, jobbers, and consumers. “Bestop is growing both organically and through acquisitions,” adds Larson. “At the same time, we continue to invest in brand development, aggressive product innovation, and working with our retail partners to drive the best-possible consumer experience.”
“The Tuffy and Bestop teams have a common mission – to help people to better enjoy off- roading by delivering product excellence and leadership,” says Tuffy Founder and President, Shawn Gregory. “We are both committed to solving issues that get in the way of having fun – and off-roaders are going to be excited to see what these two leading brands come up with.”
About Bestop // www.Bestop.com
Born in the outdoor haven of Boulder, Colorado, Bestop got its start in 1954 with custom Jeep tops sewn together in a small upholstery shop. From those bootstrap early days, Bestop has grown into the world’s largest manufacturer of soft tops and accessories for Jeep® vehicles, and the sole supplier of factory soft tops on all Jeep Wranglers for more than three decades. Now
sixty-two years young, the company is committed to providing the highest quality, innovation and durability to the consumer. Bestop is a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries.
About Tuffy Security Products // www.TuffyProducts.com
The idea of Tuffy Security Products was born 27 years ago, after the company’s founder had one-too-many things stolen – including a stereo from his Jeep. Today, Tuffy is well-known for its commitment to designing, engineering and manufacturing extremely heavy duty security boxes, cases and containers. The company’s products are manufactured by American employees at Tuffy’s state-of-the-art plant in Cortez, Colorado, where experienced product designers and engineers create products that can withstand a lifetime of abuse.