OTR International acquires Hoosier Wheel

By edited by Kyle Brown

The move enhances OTR’s portfolio of mobility solutions with applications including lawn and garden.

OTR International, Rome, Georgia, completed its acquisition of Hoosier Wheel on October 1. Hoosier Wheel, located in Evansville, Indiana, is a manufacturer of standard and custom wheel assemblies for off-the-road applications, including lawn and garden, agriculture and material handling. The company offers a complete line of pneumatic and semi-pneumatic wheels, including both steel and plastic construction and a diverse offering of tire treads and sizes.

The acquisition enhances OTR’s current portfolio of innovative, off-the-road mobility solutions supplied to OEMs and the aftermarket, covering over 1,700 tire models and 300 distinct tread patterns, plus a wide range of rims and wheels. It also creates opportunities in the aftermarket and overseas while expanding OTR’s U.S. manufacturing footprint in support of localization initiatives pursued by key customers. OTR International is majority owned by an affiliate of private investment firm Owner Resource Group, LLC.

“We are proud to announce the addition of Hoosier Wheel to the OTR family,” says Tom Rizzi, OTR CEO and president. “OTR and Hoosier are regarded as market-leading, off-the-road tire and wheel partners with world-renowned original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distributors, each recognized for innovative products and services. The addition of Hoosier Wheel increases the company’s U.S. manufacturing footprint, while expanding our portfolio and reach in core markets served.”

“We are excited to join the OTR International family,” says Alex Webb, Hoosier Wheel president. “The combination of Hoosier’s domestic manufacturing facilities and OTR’s global manufacturing and distribution network opens up numerous opportunities for growth and delivery of enhanced products and service to our customers.”

OTR intends to continue marketing Hoosier products under the Hoosier Wheel name.