The Thule Group acquires leading North American Roof Top Tent company
The Thule Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tepui Outdoors Inc., a leader in Roof Top Tents in North America. This acquisition will further enhance the Thule Group’s expanding portfolio of products focused on the active lifestyle.
“Roof Top Tents offer consumers a great way to utilize their existing vehicles for self-reliant overnight travel to remote destinations, where the journey is the principal goal. The overlanding category has been growing steadily over the last few years and we are very pleased to add this great assortment of high-quality Roof Top Tents and accessories to our broad portfolio of products that cater to consumers who enjoy living an active life. The synergies between the Thule market leading expertise for transport solutions on the vehicle and Tepui Roof Top Tents exist in both consumer marketing and in the supply chain. When combined with the mutual philosophies on high quality, smart engineering and great design, as well as a shared passion for the outdoors, Tepui is a natural fit to our portfolio”, said Magnus Welander, CEO and President of the Thule Group.
Tepui Roof Top Tents are engineered with the quality materials and are designed to easily install to almost any vehicle, often in combination with Thule Roof Racks. From the rugged, off-road adventure to the family camping trip, Tepui tents and accessories are designed to get people outside and experience the world.
Tepui was founded in 2010 by Evan and Gabriela Currid. The company is based out of Santa Cruz, California and led by Evan Currid as President, Bernard Bove as Director of Operations and John Griffith as Director of Sales & Marketing, who will continue to manage the product category for the Thule Group.
“Tepui has been dedicated to designing the highest quality Roof Top Tents and accessories, while always remaining focused on constant improvement and enhancing the consumers’ experience. When the Thule Group approached us, the connection between the mindset, product portfolios and the two brands was obvious. We knew we had found the perfect partner to continue to grow this great product category. I am very excited for everybody involved and look forward to this exciting new chapter for Tepui.” said Evan Currid, President, Tepui Inc.
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Chris Ritchie, PR & Communications Manager
About the Thule Group
Thule Group is world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for – easily, securely and in style – when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. we offer products within Sport&Cargo Carriers (roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter equipment by car), Packs, Bags & Luggage (e.g. computer and camera bags, luggage and hiking backpacks), RV Products (awnings, bike carriers and tents for motorhomes and caravans) and Active with Kids (bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats). Thule Group has approximately 2,200 employees at 9 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. Its products are sold in more than 140 markets and sales in 2017 amounted to SEK 5.9 billion.
Find out more at www.thulegroup.com
About Tepui Tents
Founded in 2010 and based in Santa Cruz, California, Tepui Tents makes the highest quality roof top camping tents and excursion accessories available. Engineered with market-leading designs that utilize premium materials, Tepui Tents are easy to install on almost any vehicle with a roof rack. From off-road warriors at the Baja 1000 to families car camping for a weekend at the lake, Tepui Tents and rugged accessories make any adventure a comfortable home away from home.
Find out more at www.tepui.com