Tompkins Industries, a wholesaler of hydraulic adapters and fluid-power products, entered an agreement with Continental to distribute ContiTech hydraulic products. Based in Olathe, Kansas, Tompkins has 14 locations throughout North America.
It holds an extensive presence in the aftermarket, and is heavily involved in the agriculture original-equipment (OE) field. The company provides industrial hoses and assemblies, along with a variety of hydraulic adapters and fluid-power products.
“Tompkins is a well-respected wholesaler of hydraulics,” said Ryan Gocher, Continental NAFTA’s hydraulics sales and marketing manager. “We are extremely pleased with the partnership and anticipate a smooth transition in the changeover process. Tompkins fits perfectly into our plans to expand our North American distribution channels. This incredible agreement with Tompkins is a testament to the focus and dedication of the entire ContiTech hydraulics team, and really serves as a statement to the importance and strategic value that the hydraulic hose market has to Continental.”
“It’s a great fit for us, too. I like to say we found each other in a cornfield in Iowa,” said Bill Hartman, Tompkins national sales manager. “But in all seriousness, Continental gives us the corporate support we have sought for some time. We’ve been in business since 1967 so we knew what we were looking for and found it in Continental. They have the quality products and dedicated support that will help us grow our business in North America.”
Both Tompkins and Continental anticipate the changeover, which that already is in progress, and will be completed by the end of August. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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