A pair of Textron Inc. companies are combining their operations to optimize efficiencies and better serve the companies’ shared customers and distributors.
Jacobsen and Textron Specialized Vehicles will combine operations by the close of 2017.
The marriage of the two companies is expected to allow them to better serve their shared customers in golf and other industries, and operate more efficiently through a common supply chain and efficiencies of scale in manufacturing and back-office operations.
“The combination of Textron Specialized Vehicles and Jacobsen will be nimble, optimally sized, and well equipped to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “We are working carefully to ensure a seamless transition that is invisible to customers. We will maintain the level of support and service—before, during, and after the sale—that both Jacobsen and TSV customers expect and demand.”
Jacobsen’s operations in Charlotte, NC will relocate to TSV facilities in Augusta, Ga., with the first phase of relocation expected to be completed by the end of March, and all operations planned to be relocated by the close of 2017. Jacobsen’s field sales and service teams will remain in place, with its operations in Coatesville, Ind. and Ipswich, U.K. intact.
Jacobsen manufactures professional and “prosumer” turf care equipment under such brand names as Jacobsen, Dixie Chopper and Ransomes. Textron Specialized Vehicles includes E-Z-GO golf cars and vehicles for the aviation industry.
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