8 April 2022 – The MD of Lander Automotive, Len Palmer, makes the following announcement:
With effect from 24 March 2022, I am delighted to announce that Lander have purchased Franklin Tubular Products, USA, from former parent, Tricorn Group. The acquisition is a further commitment to our customers in the off-highway markets, and supports our ongoing diversification strategy.
FTP provides a strategic platform into the North American market, and further expands our global manufacturing footprint. The plant will be managed via Lander Group resources, reporting into the UK board of directors, and will form part of our growing portfolio of manufacturing facilities in the automotive, off-highway, and industrial sectors.
Franklin Tubular Products has a history of supplying tubing solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies that extends over 3 decades.
Based in North Carolina FTP has over 60,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing space and a dedicated work force of around 120.
The company was originally set up to produce diesel injection lines and has since expanded to produce a full range of industrial tubing solutions.
We look forward to welcoming our new team members from FTP to the Lander family, and we are excited about the opportunity to add Lander operational capabilities to a well-respected, long established, US manufacturing business.
Group Managing Director