Smeal Fire Apparatus acquires LTI assets
Published: 16 June, 2014
Smeal Fire Apparatus has announced that is has acquired the assets of LTI, including LTI ladders, platforms and tractor-drawn aerials, Squrt and TeleSqurt boom-ladders and Snorkel articulating aerial platforms.
This acquisition is adding a new line of aerial apparatus to the company’s range of industry-leading steel aerial ladders, platforms, and tillers.
‘LTI has an outstanding reputation in aerial apparatus dating back to decades and decades, but it’s the exceptional reliability, safety and design features of their current products which make them an outstanding addition to the Smeal aerial product offering. This acquisition provides our customers with more choices, and it provides additional opportunities for us to serve urban aerial customers who are looking for the reliability, performance and packaging of the LTI, Squrt, TeleSqurt and Snorkel lines,’ said Mark Huber, Smeal’s president.
‘Our first priority is to support the many fire departments that have LTI, Squrt, Telesqurt and Snorkel aerials in their fleets today. Now, Smeal has brought these products into our company for the long term. As a result, we understand the need to quickly provide parts and service support for these customers. We will be supporting them through an experienced aftermarket team and comprehensive parts support program with local service available through Smeal’s nationwide network of dealers.’
As part of the acquisition, Smeal acquired the technical data files for units sold previously to help ensure continuity of service LTI, Telesqurt, Squrt and Snorkel customers. 2
The newly acquired products will be integrated into the Smeal product line, and available on Smeal S450 and S600 chassis, and on Spartan custom fire chassis.