Ancra International acquires S-Line

Load securement firm Ancra International has acquired Dallas-based S-Line Cargo Control and Safety Products, which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. S-Line supplies cargo control products for flatbed and van trailers, as well as pickup truck accessories and related hardware attachments and packaged straps. Terms were not announced.

In addition to S-Line operations, S-Lines’ two Texas-based facilities covering more than 150,000 square feet will provide warehousing capabilities for serving an expanded Ancra customer base in the Southwest.

“We fully expect to grow our business with existing customers, particularly heavy-duty trucking fleets,” says Ralph Abato, Ancra’s director of sales and marketing. “At the same time, this acquisition will generate meaningful growth in new markets, such as medium- and light-duty vocational vehicle fleets, where S-Line has developed a significant foothold.”

In addition to S-Line, Ancra’s acquisition includes all other divisions of J.P.S. Corp. Among the acquired divisions are metal fabricating operations offering capabilities such as welding, press break and stamping.