Chauffeur Driven NLA Show Texas 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021

Forest River Elkhart, Ind. — Forest River, a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, pontoon boats, cargo trailers, and buses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets of Battisti Customs, a leading vehicle conversion company for the chauffeured ground transportation market.

Battisti Customs produces luxury conversions on multiples platforms, including the Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit, and the Dodge ProMaster chassis. They also perform a variety of limo and specialty upfits for various bus manufacturers, including an exclusive agreement with Berkshire Coach. Their conversions include mobile offices, mobile medical, executive shuttles, day-cruiser RVs, and luxury shuttle buses.

Formed in 2009 by Bill Battisti and Carl Hazzard, Battisti Customs has extensive experience engineering and crafting interior vehicle concepts. The company’s expertise provides unlimited possibilities for Forest River dealers and their customers. In order to keep up with their growing product line, Battisti Customs will be moving from their current 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility to a new 60,000 square foot facility in Elkhart later this month.

Battisti “We are excited to welcome Battisti Customs to the Forest River family. Bill and Carl bring a vast amount of knowledge in the custom upfitting of vans and buses to our company,” says David Wright of Forest River. “This knowledge will be extremely valuable to the Forest River dealer base as we expand our presence in these markets. The opportunities that Battisti brings to our dealers and their customers are enormous.”

Bill Battisti, president of Battisti Customs adds, “Carl and I looking forward to joining Forest River and continuing to grow the company we created. Battisti Customs has always provided the highest level of customer service and quality interior conversions. Through our sale to Forest River, we will have the opportunity to expand our line of diversified products. We are excited about the future opportunities for our business, our customers, and our employees.”

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