New business unit formed to envision and develop next generation EV and AV powered delivery and work truck bodies and accessories.
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EVtech—JB Poindexter & Co (JBPCO), a privately-held business enterprise that provides market-leading commercial vehicle bodies, announced today the launch of its new business, EAVX. Leveraging JBPCO’s industry expertise through its nine business units, EAVX partners with the most advanced electric and alternative power chassis producers to design, manufacture, distribute and service the world’s largest commercial fleets and markets.
“The electric and alternative power vehicle market is expanding rapidly. Coupled with immense pressure and mounting regulatory mandates for commercial vehicle and fleet compliance, we will provide support to both our customers and the electric and alternative fuel industry through this strategic new business offering,” said John Poindexter, CEO and Chairman, JBPCO. “With our proven history of creating excellent work truck and commercial vehicle bodies and accessories, we will grow our legacy within the transportation industry as it reinvents itself through the next generation of electric and alternatively powered vehicles and advanced vehicle technologies.”
EAVX is led by Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Mark Hope, former Vice President of Engineering and Business Development at Morgan Olson, and one of the leaders responsible for the launch of its award-winning electric step-van prototype unveiled at the NTEA Work Truck Show in 2020. Hope is responsible for the continued development and growth of the company’s strategic partnerships and the design, engineering and consulting services, allowing EAVX to identify and produce suitable EV/AV technologies for integration with JBPCO truck bodies and accessories. This has also allowed EAVX to develop test prototypes and manufacture advanced chassis design projects on behalf of its fleet customers and partners.
“By partnering with EV/AV technology suppliers and chassis producers, EAVX is able to offer a rare set of integrated services and capabilities for fleets of all sizes,” said Hope. “Whether they’re an existing JBPCO customer or a new customer looking to modernize its fleet, we want our customers to know they have a trusted, experienced partner they can rely on to help them navigate this ever-evolving EV/AV landscape.”
EAVX, the newest business unit and subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, collaborates with the most advanced electric and alternative power chassis producers, allowing chassis partners to focus on their revolutionary and proprietary technologies. EAVX and the individual business units of JBPCO are the integration bodybuilders of choice for chassis producers serving present and future EV and alternative fuel markets and advanced vehicle technology markets. For more information, visit JBPoindexter.com/EAVX or LinkedIn.
ABOUT JB POINDEXTER & CO
JB Poindexter & Co is a portfolio of businesses that provide best-in-class commercial automotive and manufacturing goods and services. The company applies innovative operational and financial disciplines to truck and van bodies, pickup truck covers and accessories, industrial vehicle storage and shelving, funeral coaches, limousines, specialty industrial parts and expandable foam packaging. The portfolio of industry-leading business units includes Morgan Truck Body, Morgan Olson, Reading, Truck Accessories Group, EFP Corporation, Specialty Vehicle Group, MIC Group, Masterack and EAVX. For more information, visit JBPoindexter.com or LinkedIn.
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