Trakloc North America, LLC has purchased the assets of Trakloc Building Systems and assets of Trakloc International. The agreement, announced Sept. 19, gives Trakloc North America the master licensor rights to produce and distribute the Trakloc System, a patented steel framing system for the construction industry, in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

“We are excited and confident about this acquisition because we have the most cost effective and innovative technology in the metal framing industry,” said Trakloc North America President and CEO David Jablow.

Trakloc is a self-locking interior drywall stud framing system that allows metal framers to construct walls faster than standard drywall studs allow. Trakloc eliminates the need to fasten the studs to tracks with screws, using its “twist and lock” method. Trakloc studs also have a telescopic property that reduces the labor needed to cut and join each stud. The combination of these two elements has been shown to decrease labor costs by up to 50 percent.

The system was invented in Australia by William Andrews after he noticed that the installation on a large job site was time consuming and costly. The product was introduced to the U.S. market in 2002.

Trakloc plants are located in Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; Milwaukee, Wis. and Dayton, Ohio. A plant is scheduled to open in New Jersey within the next three months.