Although the news is several weeks old for industry insiders, many will be interested to learn that Classic Industries recently acquired Parts Unlimited Interiors (PUI) from RPUI (Restoration Parts Unlimited, Inc.). The RPUI group includes Trim Parts and The Right Stuff. The acquisition of Parts Unlimited Interiors from RPUI gives Classic Industries better control of the company’s supply and catalog selection as well as better supplement Classic Industries’ growing catalog of offerings.
The announcement also provides Classic Industries with a US-based source of seat upholstery, interior door panels, window felts, and other interior soft goods for a wide array of GM, Mopar, and Ford models. Currently, Parts Unlimited Interiors is working on a separate stand-alone website that will link to the Classic Industries’ catalogs, providing customers the easiest and most accessible reach to the parts and components they need to complete their project car.
News of the acquisition was publicized by Prestwick, an advisory agency that help facilitate the purchase and transition. Here’s the original press release:
Prestwick is pleased announce the sale of Parts Unlimited Interiors (“PUI”) to Classic Industries. Prestwick acted as the exclusive advisor to PUI, its parent, Restoration Parts Unlimited, Inc., and its private equity owner, Dubin Clark. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
PUI, headquartered in La Grange, Kentucky, is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive interior soft goods. The company has developed a comprehensive product portfolio of seat upholstery, interior door panels, window felts, and other interior soft goods that serve a wide range of makes and models, including GM, Mopar, and Ford.
Classic Industries is a leader in restoration and performance parts and accessories for GM, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Ford and Mercury vehicles.