Truck OEMr Navistar International Corp. has acquired Continental Mfg. Company, Inc., one of the largest privately held manufacturers of truck cement mixer bodies in North America. Navistar said Continental will continue to operate independently and its manufacturing operations will remain in Houston, TX.

The truck maker added that Continental mixer bodies will continue to be sold and mounted on Navistar’s International- brand truck chassis as well as on chassis built by other OEMs. Navistar did note, however, that it plans to use select International Truck dealers to distribute and service Continental mixers and mixer parts.

“Adding Continental gives us another opportunity to provide an integrated, one-stop shop for our customers and helps expand Navistar’s industry-leading portfolio of purpose-built products,” said Jack Allen, president of Navistar’s North American truck group.

Allen noted that Continental offers a full lineup of rear discharge mixer products sold under the CBMW brand and also sells replacement parts for all mixer makes.