Textron Specialised Vehicles Inc. acquired the assets of Safeaero i Trelleborg AB
17 October 2016
Textron Specialised Vehicles Inc. has acquired via its Swedish affiliate, Textron Sweden AB, the assets of Safeaero i Trelleborg AB, a Swedish manufacturer of premium de-icers for the aviation industry. Safeaero’s business will now operate as part of Textron Specialised Vehicles’ GSE business, which manufactures an extensive GSE product line under the TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands. Safeaero’s line of de-icers is primarily designed to allow for efficient de-icing operations at major airport hubs. The line includes five different models, some of which offer easy single-worker operation. Safeaero’s product line complements Textron Specialised Vehicles’ existing Premier line of de-icers, which primarily serve regional ‘spoke’ airports and general aviation facilities. “The Safeaero business is an important addition to our growing stable of GSE brands and product lines,” said Kevin Holleran, CEO of Textron Specialised Vehicles Inc. “We offer a broad line of GSE products to our customers, whether they are serving passengers at an airport of the scale of London Heathrow or a critical regional FBO. We look forward to growing with our customers and helping them serve the expanding passenger and cargo air traffic around the globe,” Holleran said. Safeaero’s business will continue to operate from its facilities in Trelleborg, Sweden.