Tools & Equipment

Lincoln Electric to Host Educational Software Demonstration and Tutorial at SEMA 2016

CLEVELAND – Lincoln Electric will host educational seminars featuring their proprietary CAD software--standard with their Torchmate® line of plasma cutting tables--at this year’s SEMA Show. Representatives from Lincoln Electric’s cutting systems group will be available to answer questions and teach attendees how to design and cut metal parts from start to finish.

For all of the efficiencies and benefits plasma systems offer, the technical challenges of mastering related software is a recognized barrier to entry for many fabricators and may represent a missed opportunity for improving quality, operational efficiency and productivity.

Bartec USA says: “Meet Giuliano Zuccato at SEMA!”

Sterling Heights, MI [September 2016] – Bartec USA announces a very special event for this year’s SEMA Show! On SEMA’s Opening Day, Tuesday November 1st Giuliano Zuccato will be signing autographs in their booth. Giuliano is a “Mustang Man” as he is one of the clay design modelers who crafted the original 1964 Mustang! Giuliano was part of the legendary team that designed a world icon, and is an important part of American Automotive history. He’ll be recalling stories and sharing anecdotes gathered during his illustrious career, as well as autographing color photos.

Giuliano will be at Bartec’s SEMA Booth #40047 beginning at 10:00 am, November 1st. Bartec will provide photos to sign, and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of Mustang Memorabilia to have signed as well. While visiting the booth, Bartec reminds all to enter to win a Tech400Pro Master Kit, and see live product demonstrations of the many new tools and products being offered.

The Tech400Pro wins massive industry acclaim

Sterling Heights, MI [October 2016] – Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces that the Tech400Pro, the company’s market leading TPMS Scan Tool, has won a clean sweep of industry acclaim. The Tech400Pro has won the three very prestigious product awards! The TOP 20 Tool award from Motor Magazine, the TOP 10 Products award from Undercar Digest and the PEOPLE’S CHOICE award from PTEN.

According to Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway, “this just confirms what we and our many customers already know, the Tech400Pro is the TPMS tool of choice because it has the features that service professionals need in order to be successful servicing vehicles with TPMS! Whether it be the advanced OBDII relearn coverage, the ability to adjust placard pressure, or to update the tool via Wi-Fi, the Tech400Pro does what the technicians need it to do!”

Bartec set to launch new service tool

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Sterling Heights, MI [October 2016] – Bartec USA, continues to grow their range of products and services with the aim to supply the right service solutions to in an effort to make automotive service and repair easier and more profitable. Bartec’s going forward strategy is to add complementary service related products to their existing line of TPMS tools and accessories, which will leverage their strengths of an excellent brand, a large and seasoned sales team, the industry’s best distributor partners, and the very best in customer support. According to Scot Holloway, Bartec USA CEO, “The Bartec Group is growing organically as well as through acquisition, and this year we purchased the aftermarket tools specialists, SP Diagnostics.” SP Diagnostics, a well-known global brand located in the United Kingdom, is a manufacturer of OBDII based diagnostic and service tools as well as a relatively new product called Revive Turbo Cleaner.

Bartec announces their newest TPMS innovation

Sterling Heights, MI [October 2016] – Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the expansion of their range of Aftermarket Service Products. Since 2004, Bartec USA has been the most recognizable name in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tool Space. “Our TPMS Tools have been, and will continue to be, the preferred solution of more automotive service and retail tire companies,” noted Bartec C.E.O. Scot Holloway. “In fact just this year, to meet huge surges in demand for our tools, we’ve expanded our Manufacturing, Customer Support and Vehicle Validation teams.”

Braun Automotive™ Introduces the New AC5 Series of Detailing Brushes


Friday, October 5th, 2106
Contact: Mitch Tobol, CGT Marketing
Phone: 631-842-4600

Braun Automotive™ Introduces the AC5 Series of detailing brushes

Automotive detailing reaches new heights with the introduction of our new AC5 series of Braun Automotive detailing brushes. These new brushes are designed with the perfectionist in mind. The set includes a variety of bristle types and length, all with a unique purpose in mind.

Upholstery Piping Brush - AC5HHBK
Our horse hair utility brush is ideal for cleaning crevices on delicate surfaces like leather and cloth upholstery, piping, polished chrome and wood instrument panels.

Foam Pad Cleaning Brush - AC9BBK
This poly utility brush is the best tool for cleaning caked polish or compound from your polishing pads

Detailing Nylon Brush - AC9RBK

Braun Automotive™ Introduces Power Woolies™


Friday, September 23rd, 2106

Braun Automotive™ Introduces Power Woolies™

Braun Automotive is proud to introduce the first ever power product in our famous line of Wheel Woolies detailing brushes - Power Woolies!
Power Woolies can be inserted into any power drill. The 1/4" hex speed driver is sized to fit standard quick-change adapters. The steel hex driver is completely encased in the handle so there's no chance of scratching the vehicle. Power Woolies can be used with any polish or buffing compound. Power Woolies, which features the famous Wheel Woolies 18” brush, is the perfect go-to tool for all power polishing needs.

“Power Woolies are really the next step in the evolution of Wheel Woolies. It solidifies our commitment to listening to our distributor’s needs and the continuous improvement of our products to exceed the standards of professional detailers everywhere.” –Lance Cheney, Braun Automotive President

King Engine Bearings Relocates to SEMA Show in 2016

King Engine Bearings moves from AAPEX to the SEMA in Las Vegas, November 1st through 4th. King’s new bearing designs and materials will be positioned front and center in their booth at SEMA. Additionally, King will display bearings featuring their new coating technology that provides more than just surface protection. This industry changing polymer coating plays an important role in preventing seizure and reducing wear of highly loaded bearings.

“Our growth in the performance and racing markets has been so rapid that we felt the SEMA Show was the perfect venue to help us keep that momentum going,” said Limor Neeman Karpatkin, VP of Sales & Marketing, King Engine Bearings. “The SEMA Show is also the ideal place to showcase our new coating technology that allows for a more uniform and effective distribution of performance additives within the polymer coating matrix.”

Ingersoll Rand® – Air Compressor Giveaways and Autographs!

Ingersoll Rand® – Air Compressor Giveaways and Autographs!
Real Tools for Real Work™. It’s what automotive technicians use every day, and Ingersoll Rand® is showcasing its compressor products that will help you get the job done right, the first time. This year at the 2016 SEMA Show®, attendees will have the opportunity to win Ingersoll Rand shop equipment and to meet world-renown car builder and television personality, Joe Martin, at Booth #10160 in the North Hall!

Additionally, world-famous graffiti artist, Mr. Totem, will be at the Ingersoll Rand booth airbrush painting two Garage Mate compressors all day on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Stop by the Ingersoll Rand booth (#10160) to fill out a quick survey to enter to win a one-of-a-kind compressor. The drawings for each Garage Mate compressor will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m.*

CRC® Industries Relocates Global Headquarters to Larger Facility; Expands West Coast Distribution Center Moves Reflect CRC’s Growing Presence in its Markets

Warminster, PA – CRC Industries, Inc. has announced that it recently relocated its global corporate headquarters from Warminster, Pennsylvania to a sizable facility in nearby Horsham, Pennsylvania. In addition, the company has moved its west coast distribution center to a custom-designed 40,000 square foot building in Gardnerville, Nevada. A leading global supplier of specialty chemicals for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, CRC serves the automotive, industrial, electrical, marine, heavy truck, hardware, and aviation markets.
“Our spacious Horsham location was selected by design,” said Wayne King, president, CRC Americas. ”As our business continues to grow, we’ve recognized that we require a larger, modern facility to accommodate our global staff, our Americas leadership team, sales and marketing personnel, customer care, human resources, and finance and IT departments. Our expanded training facilities are also housed in this location,” he said.

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