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Kimpex expands operations with opening of Russian subsidiary

Kimpex, Canadian leader in the distribution of parts, accessories and clothing for powersports, announced its expansion overseas with the opening of its Russian subsidiary.

This expansion will reinforce Kimpex’s position in the Russian market and the company will become the first Canadian distributor to get a direct foothold in the country. "We have been present in Russia for several years now through local distributors. By setting up there directly, we will be able to offer better service to retailers and help them benefit from all our products," maintains Michel Coté,
Kimpex Vice President Sales.

The emerging market represents interesting potential for the company and justifies setting up a subsidiary in Saint Petersburg.

Michel Côté states: "We chose Saint-Petersburg as a location for our operations because it is a strategic location for us, a central base for our overall operations there."

Kimpex products, CKX line of helmets/clothing and Commander Track kits will soon be available in the SaintPetersburg warehouse in order to service all retailers in Russia.


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New CKX Gear Website

The entire Kimpex and CKX team is pleased and very proud to inform you that the new CKXGEAR.com Website is now live.

This site will quickly become a reference in the world of fashion for motorized sports. Following lengthy studies and analyses, this new window for CKX products offers you more interaction via sharing photo modules, videos and testimonials with an amazing visual. By sharing photos of yourself with CKX products, you could be part of the Featured Photo section.


With this freshening up, the site is now easier to browse through and shows all products with pertinent information facilitating your searches and purchases at your retailers. (Item number, Suggested retail price, Available Options, Sizing charts, CP4 Classification…)

Please note:  The site is now accessible via mobile devices and tablets. With 100% total optimization, CKXgear.com is now easier to find in search engines and allows for easy sharing on all social networks.

The site was developed to follow web trends easily, and therefore, many new functions will be added in the days to come. View it often.

View the new CKX site today and share the good news!

WWW.CKXGEAR.CoM

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Shorai lithium batteries now available in Canada

KIMPEX, NEW DISTRIBUTOR OF SHORAI LFX™ BATTERIES IN CANADA

Kimpex, Canadian distributor of parts and accessories for powersports, announces today its partnership with California based company Shorai Inc., the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate powersports batteries.
 
Significantly lighter than standard lead acid batteries, Shorai LFX™ batteries also deliver increased cranking power for faster starts, which results in increased overall performance for all power sports applications. Additionally, Shorai’s lithium iron compound maintains a charge longer than conventional lead-acid batteries making them a perfect choice for seasonal riders.
 
With this partnership, Kimpex becomes the exclusive distributor of SHORAI LFX™ BATTERIES in Canada. The complete line is now available through our dealer network.
 
Jimmy Mathieu, Marketing Analyst for Kimpex remarks, « We are pleased to announce our new partnership with SHORAI LFX™ BATTERIES. We are excited to offer this technology to the Canadian powersports enthusiasts. »
 
 
 
Kevin Riley, EVP Sales & Marketing for Shorai, states « We are extremely excited about taking Shorai to new heights in partnership with Kimpex. Kimpex is the preeminent powersports distribution company in Canada, and we look forward to working with their team to take our company to the next level. »
 
About Kimpex
With its two distribution centres and over 50,000 available products, Kimpex is the Canadian leader for the distribution of motor sports parts and accessories. Located in Drummondville, Quebec, the company has more than 3000 retailers in Canada and the United States. Kimpex is super star in the industry with 45 years of experience in the distribution of the most prestigious brands.
 
About Shorai
Founded in 2010 and based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Shorai Inc. is the world’s principal producer of prismatic cell, lithium iron phosphate power sports batteries. Shorai is leading the market’s conversion from traditional lead-acid batteries to lighter, more efficient and higher performance lithium starter batteries.

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Kimpexis now exclusive Canadian distributor of SixSixOne


Kimpex is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of SIXSIXONE products by One Industries

Drummondville, May 2012 – One Industries corp., a California based company that manufactures SIXSIXONE products for motocross riders, has now confirmed an exclusive  partnership with Canadian recreational vehicle parts and accessories distributor, Kimpex, Drummondville, Quebec for the Canadian market.

Through this partnership, Kimpex will have access to the full SIXSIXONE product lineup, which was previously sold by Parts Canada and Motovan. This will further give a better exposure and a larger dealership network for SIXSIXONE products and open the way to a great success.

SIXSIXONE is a leading designer and manufacturer of action sports/ powersports protection and is targeting customers who are looking for high end performance without the high end price tag. We pride ourselves on bringing high value, relevant products to market to fulfill the needs of professional athletes and weekend warriors.

“We’ve established our reputation on distributing top-of-the line products to our customers,” said Marie-Josée Turcotte, Communication & Marketing Director of Kimpex. “The SIXSIXONE line offers unmatched protection and quality components that fall in line with our rigid standards.”

“It is a great opportunity for our dealers to get SIXSIXONE products again as Kimpex and SIXSIXONE are now working together” said Jimmy Mathieu, motorcycle development analyst of Kimpex.

“We look forward to working with Kimpex to increase the availability of our innovative powersports products in the Canadian market,” said Bob Ketchum, Director of Business Development for  One Industries. “This partnership opens up a new realm for the SIXSIXONE  brand and will go a long way toward our vision of becoming an industry leader in action sports/ powersports protection.”


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