Marine focused brands join forces to create complete maritime and over-water aviation solutions business
Burnaby, BC – Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, is excited to announce its merger with California based WING Group a leading manufacturer of inflatable sponsons, small combat craft, whitewater rafting solutions, life rafts, and marine doors and windows.
Commenting on the announcement, Mustang Survival General Manager Jason Leggatt says, “Joining with The WING Group lands Mustang Survival in a home totally focused on the marine and aviation industry and its users. We can already see tremendous synergies in our technology and operational capabilities that will enable the combined group to take the market by storm. It’s incredibly exciting times for our brand which has already been forging out a dramatic growth trajectory”.
The WING Group, led by President and CEO Andrew Branagh has been expanding its core product offering and reach with acquisitions aligned to the “quality solutions” mission, and Mustang Survival represents an opportunity to engage directly with WING’s end consumers in terms of personal protective and performance equipment on the water.
“Mustang Survival has a rich history and authentic brand story that resonates with us and our consumers”, says Branagh. “They are recognized as the leader in their field and deliver confidence to users in the harshest marine environments in the world. This merger presents a unique and strategic growth opportunity for both sides, especially as we aim to deepen our suite of marine and over-water aviation products here in North America and around the world.”
Mustang Survival General Manager Jason Leggatt will be promoted to President of Mustang Survival, and continue in his role of building a full-scale waterlife brand that enables the ultimate experience on the water, whether for work, duty, or to escape the daily grind.
Established in 1967 by Irv Davies, the inventor of the world’s first Floater™ Coat, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for more than 50 years. Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration and inspire adventure in the marine environment. We are committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes whether for work, duty, or to escape the daily grind. Headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Mustang Survival has more than 250 associates across the US and Canada. For more information, please visit www.mustangsurvival.com.
Mustang Survival. Saving lives since 1967.
About The WING Group
The WING Group is privately owned and led by President and CEO Andrew Branagh and includes Wing Inflatables, Henshaw Inflatables, Patten Company, and FabTek Industries. The WING Group is the industry leader in manufacturing sponsons, inflatable craft, and much more. For over 30 years WING’s first in the field innovative use of polyurethane and pioneering new technology have led to the development of sponsons and boats that are lighter, last longer, look better and outperform our competition. The WING Group has built an unparalleled reputation for providing professional inflatables solutions whether for a private yacht management company requiring an expeditionary craft, a military detachment operating a fixed-wing airframe requiring automatically deployed personnel life rafts, or a special forces unit that depends on the best performing combat rubber raiding craft.