Forest River Acquires Battisti Customs
Forest River announced that it has acquired the assets of Battistic Customs, a luxury conversion company for buses and vans (Mecedes, Ram ProMaster, etc.). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Started in 2009 by Bill Battisti and Carl Hazzard, the conversion builder builds a wide range of custom vehicles, including limos, luxury shuttle buses, and day cruiser RVs. Given the increasing business Battistic is seeing, they will be from their current 30,000-square-foot facility into a 60,000-square-foot facility by the end of June.
“Carl and I looking forward to joining Forest River and continuing to grow the company we created,” said Bill Battisti, president of Battisti Customs. “Battisti Customs has always provided the highest level of customer service and quality interior conversions. Through our sale to Forest River, we will have the opportunity to expand our line of diversified products. We are excited about the future opportunities for our business, our customers, and our employees.”