Lippert Components Manufacturing, Inc., has acquired the PWR-ARM brand and electric-powered Bimini business assets of Schwintek, Inc.
Schwintek has offered patent-protected PWR-ARM automatic Bimini sunshades for more than 13 years.
The PWR-ARM automatic Bimini’s sunshade system allows users to push a button and create shade on their pontoon or small powerboat.
“LCI is a significant player in the leisure marine market and our growing portfolio includes some of the marine industry’s most sophisticated and innovative sunshade systems known for reliability and ease-of-use,” said Lippert president and CEO Jason Lippert in a statement.
“The addition of the PWR-ARM automatic Bimini to our growing offerings of sunshade solutions will allow LCI to continue to serve our customers with cutting-edge technology and transform the boating experience, making it easier and more enjoyable for boaters around the globe,” said Lippert.
“We are excited to leverage our experience and operating efficiencies to provide our customers with an affordable PWR-ARM electric powered Bimini,” said LCI senior operations vice president Ryan Smith. “There is a demand in the aftermarket segment to replace outdated manual sunshade systems with the ease and sophistication of an automatic system. LCI is eager to expand our reach and provide the PWR-ARM electric powered Bimini to aftermarket consumers.”
“LCI’s leading brands, manufacturing expertise, and global capabilities are a perfect fit to accelerate the growth of the PWR-ARM brand,” said Schwintek president Mike Schwindaman. “I am pleased to transition this product line to LCI which will continue to drive and support our plans for continued growth through innovation, quality products, and exceptional customer service.”