JBT acquires LEKTRO

JBT Corporation has announced that an agreement is now in place for the acquisition of LEKTRO, the

manufacturer and supplier of all-electric towbarless tow and pushback vehicles for the

business jet and commercial aviation market.

“We are excited to be part of JBT,” commented Eric Paulson, owner of LEKTRO. “Together, our companies will provide customers a global sales and support presence, a much broader portfolio of products and services and deeper engineering capabilities for future product development.”

LEKTRO’s family of all-electric towbarless vehicles is deemed a useful complement to JBT AeroTech’s

expanding line-up of diesel tow tractors and other GSE products that include de-icers, cargo loaders, beltloaders, mobile stairs, pre-conditioned air carts, and ground power units.

Located in Warrenton, Oregon, LEKTRO will join with JBT AeroTech’s GSE business unit to

provide a useful range of aviation solutions.

“LEKTRO’s reputation for great customer service and products that are easy to operate, easy to maintain, and highly reliable makes it an ideal fit for JBT AeroTech,” notes Dave Burdakin, EVP and President of JBT AeroTech.

With the leadership at LEKTRO remaining unchanged, the focus on products and service is set to continue under the aegis of JBT.