Thule Group

Thule announces new partnership with Modul-System

Press Release   •   Jan 11, 2010 20:23 GMT

Thule, market leader within transport solutions for the automotive industry, is pleased to announce its new pan-European partnership with Modul-System, the world’s leading manufacturer of modular racking systems for Light Commercial Vehicles. The new agreement concerns Thule’s Professional product range which provides solutions for the demands of professionals who are on the go.

Beginning next year, Modul-System will integrate the complete range of Thule Professional load carrier systems into their product portfolio.

Magnus Welander Business Area President Vehicle Accessories Europe Asia at Thule, comments: “We are very pleased to have entered into this strategic cooperation with Modul-System. This agreement represents an important stage in our plans to serve an even wider group of customers. Our two companies share several core values and one of the common goals of this new partnership is to offer a wide product portfolio with secure transport solutions for professional users.”

“It is very important that we have the right partners for the Modul-System who will continuously improve our front position as supplier of complete solutions for Service vehicles. Our partnership with Thule is an excellent example of this since their professional range will compliment and improve our customer offering and we are confident that it will be a successful contribution to our business in general,” states David Mickelson, CEO Modul-System.

The Thule Professional range was launched in Europe in 2007 as an important complement to the consumer series. It is designed to meet the transportation needs of demanding professional users with productivity, safety and flexibility as key priorities. The professional product portfolio includes ladder holders, conduit cases, eye bolts, load stops and load carriers.

About Thule Group

Thule Group is a world leader in products and brands that make it easy for people to transport their equipment securely, safely and in style. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified, Thule Group offers products within four business areas: Carry Solutions (laptop and camera bags, backpacks etc), Vehicle Solutions (roof racks, bike racks, ski boxes, snow chains etc), Work Solutions (ladder racks, tool boxes etc) and Towing Solutions (towbars and trailers). The Thule Group has about 3,500 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. In 2009 sales amounted to SEK 5.8 billion.

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