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The Coast Distribution System Inc. announced today (May 15) it has signed an agreement with China-based Wuxi Power Co. for the exclusive rights to sell Kipor products in North America, including Kipor’s line of portable and standby power generators.
According to a press release, Wuxi Power is the largest manufacturer of inverter generators for export in China.
Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Coast, which supplies aftermarket products to the recreational vehicle and marine industries, has been selling Kipor inverter generators since September 2005. The recently signed agreement will recognize Coast as the sole distributor of Kipor products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Coast said that Kipor’s generators have grown into one of the company’s top-selling product lines among RV dealership customers.
“Part of this success was due to the strength of the product, and part is also due to Coast’s unique relationship with Kipor,” said Coast Chairman and CEO Thomas R. McGuire. “Because we have people working at their factory in China, we can support Kipor directly in the areas of quality control, design and customer service.”