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Driverge Vehicle Innovations acquires U.S. Upfitters

Dec. 8, 2022
The Ohio-based company acquired the work-truck conversion business due to their shared vision and purpose to serve fleet management companies, dealers, upfitters, and contractors.

Driverge Vehicle Innovations recently acquired the Illinois-based U.S. Upfitters.

This acquisition will enhance Driverge's national presence by adding new sales and operation locations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Colorado, in addition to its existing facilities in Ohio, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. It will also broaden Driverge's product line to include commercial truck, SUV, sedan, and fleet vehicle conversions.

“In building Driverge's future, we are committed to innovation, expertise and customer-focused business opportunities, like U.S. Upfitters,” said Driverge President Mark Minatel. “Additionally, their products, capabilities, and commitment to employees align with Driverge's growth goals and the value we place on our team members. We believe the acquisition of such an outstanding business will offer our customers inventive products and more options from market-leading vendors.”

U.S. Upfitters’ co-founders, Jim and Joan Fuller, will remain in leadership roles as part of Driverge. Mrs. Fuller will be the VP of finance, while Mr. Fuller will retain his role as president of U.S. Upfitters.

“Our commitment has always been to combine qualified and experienced workmanship with an amazing collection of brands to service a hard-working and skilled customer base,” said Mr. Fuller. “This passion and mission can continue with Driverge."