Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. announces it has acquired certain assets of Kristus Inc., dba AirPower America.
AirPower is a leading supplier of oil/fluid extractors and air pumps marketed under the TopSider, LiquiVac and MaxAir brands. The AirPower product offering includes the MaxAir air pump and the TopSider and LiquiVac (for large and small engines) oil change/extractor systems.
“We are pleased to add the AirPower product line, the leader in oil fluid extractors, to Hopkins’ FloTool branded fluid management product offering. AirPower’s unique designs will be a great addition for Hopkins, capitalizing on a growing trend where extractors are required to remove oil from newer vehicles,” said Bradley T. Kraft, president and CEO of Hopkins, in a press release.
“We are excited with the reach of Hopkins and their ability to further the growth of the AirPower product line” said Barry Kearns, President of Kristus. “Hopkins has an outstanding reputation in the industry and the fit with the FloTool line of products is perfect.”
Hopkins will transfer the production and distribution of the AirPower line to its Miami, Okla., manufacturing facility where it produces other FloTool fluid management products such as Rhino drive-up ramps, super-duty oil drains and various funnels and other products.
Hopkins has North American manufacturing and distribution in Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa and California, Blenheim, Ontario, and in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.