Prema Products Inc. has selected Ascot Supply Corp. of Newnan, Ga., as the exclusive U.S. distributor of its tire repair materials.
Prema Products started distribution last year in Canada before beginning in the U.S. this summer, said Dan Hunstiger, vice president of Covington, Ga.,-based Prema.
Ascot President Gerald Robinette told Tire Business the line filled a void in the offerings of his company, which operates 42 warehouses in the U.S. ``It's a line we needed,'' he said, speaking at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Also at the SEMA Show, Prema unveiled its PremaCare tire repair system, which includes tire repair products for passenger car, light truck, fleet and heavy duty, agricultural, industrial and off-the-road tire repair. Mr. Hunstiger said the system of patches, plugs and related products is designed to be ``user-friendly'' with extra tackiness and simple SKUs.
``We don't need 900 SKUs to repair a quarter-inch nail hole,'' he said.
Products in the PremaCare line are positioned between other low- and high-end repair products.