FOCUS – Powersports Tool Suppliers
July 28, 2005
Filed under Features
Keeping engines running often plays a big role in keeping a dealership's cash register running. But, to do that, you need the appropriate tools. Tools for the dealership's service department and tools for the dealership's showfloor.
In this issue of Powersports Business, we offer readers brief descriptions of a selection of companies supplying the powersports industry with tools, everything from pliers, wrenches and screwdrivers to lifts, parts washers and honing machines.
You'll find well-known hand tool brands such as Snap-On, shop equipment manufacturers such as Handy Industries, and powersports specialists like Motion Pro .
Looking for an in-store dynamometer? Check out businesses such as Dynojet, Mustang and Land & Sea.
One company serving dealer customers is America Kowa Seiki. America Kowa Seiki has manufacutred and distributed tools to OEMs in the U.S. for 25 years. It's customers include American Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Having specialized in hand tools, the company says it is quickly expanding its line of diagnostic tools and equipment to better serve dealer service departments with a broader array of products.
Another company serving dealer customers is Park Tools USA. Park recently arrived in the industry after making a name for itself with bicycle distributors and dealers. Park says it's out to supply powersports service departments with specialized pieces based on some of its patented products initially offered through the bicycle industry.
For the showfloor, look to CruzTools for products sure to fit any motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and personal watercraft. CruzTools specializes in carry-along tool kits that have a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship.
Another tool brand available to the consumer is Draper Tools Ltd. Family-owned Draper grew from a wheelbarrow-based business in 1919 to become one of the largest tool suppliers in Europe. Imported and distributed from the United Kingdom by Tucker Rocky, product includes bodywork and windscreen tools, brake and clutch tools, steering and suspension tools and general workshop equipment.