Hennessy Industries Announces Partnership with Hockman-Lewis, Ltd.

18 Jan 2012 4:08 PM | Anonymous
LA VERGNE, Tenn., Jan 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hennessy Industries has partnered with Hockman-Lewis, Ltd., one of the world's foremost international export management companies, to manage the sales and marketing of the renowned COATS, AMMCO and BADA brands throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim. The new partnership represents a commitment to capitalizing on the increasing demand for automotive service equipment in those markets.

"Hockman-Lewis is dedicated to the global promotion of U.S. and international automotive service equipment," said Howard Hagan, Hennessy's vice president of international sales. "This new arrangement offers Hennessy's Asian customers continued world-class service and a complete range of high-quality products."

Hennessy recently opened its newest manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, and the company expects the partnership with Hockman-Lewis to facilitate the development of a strong position in the Asian automotive service equipment and tools markets.

"Partnering with Hennessy for the sales and marketing of its well-known brands fits perfectly into our company's philosophy and portfolio," said Greg Hockman, president of Hockman-Lewis, Ltd. "With our recent addition of experienced international sales professionals focusing on the Asian markets, we anticipate a growing presence throughout this part of the world."

Hennessy initiated this partnership with Hockman-Lewis following the retirement of Ron Pfafflin, who had represented the COATS, AMMCO and BADA brands throughout Southeast Asia for the last 10 years.

About Hennessy Industries

Hennessy Industries manufactures COATS(R), BaseLine by COATS, AMMCO(R) and BADA(R) products, and is the one of the world's leading full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturers. Hennessy is recognized for its state-of-the-art technology in the manufacturing of COATStire changers and wheel balancers, AMMCO brake lathes and lifts, and BADA wheel-balancing weights.

Hennessy is headquartered in La Vergne, Tenn., with manufacturing facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky and China. To learn more about Hennessy and COATS, visit www.ammcoats.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ammcoats .

SOURCE: Hennessy Industries

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