Forest River’s bus division acquires Turtle Top

Forest River Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets of Turtle Top, a premier luxury bus manufacturer located in New Paris, Ind.

Turtle Top, family owned since 1962, is a leader in the luxury transportation industry, according to a press release. Turtle Top designs and manufactures buses and specialty vehicles for the motorcoach industry, as well as numerous state and government agencies. The company is represented by a dealer network throughout the United States and Canada.

David Wright, president of Berkshire Coach and Forest River’s bus division, stated, “We are excited to welcome Turtle Top to the Forest River family. Turtle Top and their dedicated employees have built a history of integrity, quality and innovation and enjoy one of the best reputations in our industry today. We are honored that they have chosen Forest River to continue the tradition that they have dedicated themselves to building for more than 50 years.”

Turtle Top’s current bus models include the Van Terra, VT3, Odyssey, Odyssey XL, Odyssey XLT and MPV. The diverse product line provides transportation for colleges, churches, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, transportation companies and government agencies. Turtle Top’s specialty division builds a wide variety of vehicles including limousines, bloodmobiles, prisoner transport units and mobile offices.