Hopkins Manufacturing Corp., a supplier of auto and RV aftermarket produts, has acquired the assets of Master Concepts Inc., supplier of Brake Buddy auxiliary braking systems for RVs.
BrakeBuddy is a leading supplementary braking system for towed vehicles, according to a release issued by by St. Louis-based Hopkins.
“This acquisition clearly reflects Hopkins’ continued commitment to the Towing segment and increases our participation in the exciting RV market,” said Bradley T. Kraft, president and chief executive officer of Hopkins.
“We foresee more growth as safety concerns surrounding braking performance continue to increase among RV owners who are towing vehicles,” said Master Concepts President Dan Decker, Jr., who founded the Sedalia, Colo.-based company in 1996 with his father, Dan Decker, Sr. “By aligning with Hopkins, we can accelerate this growth and the introduction of additional new products to our customers.”
Hopkins said the BrakeBuddy will fit with its existing line of trailer braking products and other towing accessories, providing an excellent platform to serve the RV market.
Hopkins is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products for the RV and automotive aftermarkets, as well as of service products for automobile dealers, repair shops and safety inspection facilities.
Hopkins is a subsidiary of St. Louis- based Harbour Group, a privately owned supplier and distributor of a wide variety of consumer and industrial products.