FRAM, Autolite Acquired by TRICO Group
The Fram Group—including FRAM filters and Autolite spark plugs—has been acquired by TRICO Group.
“We are excited to enhance our product portfolio with these two leading brands,” said Jay Burkhart, President of TRICO Group. “The filter category is a natural complement to our wiper products as our ‘Maintenance’ offering, while Autolite adds to our ‘Repair Parts’ product line of fuel pumps, water pumps and lift supports.”
TRICO Group also acquired UCI International’s Performance Pumps business, (ASC Industries and Airtex Products) in January.
Because of these two assets, TRICO Group now supplies aftermarket and OE customers with a portfolio of filters and wiper products, plus spark plugs, lift supports, fuel pumps and water pumps. Premium brands of TRICO Group now include TRICO wipers, Carter fuel pumps, ANCO wipers, Airtex fuel pumps, StrongArm lift supports, Autolite spark plugs and FRAM filters.