Ajax, ON — As of Jan. 1, 2009, three hose distributors in Canada and the United States have united under the HosePower Group brand name as part of a strategic marketing effort to expand their footprint across North America.
The three companies include IPM Hose & Fittings, Ajax, ON; Masthead Hose & Supply, Orange Park, FL; and Granberry Supply Corp., Phoeniz, AZ. The new group now provides hose products and services from a total of 30 locations in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. IPM, which has three locations in Canada, now does business as HosePower Canada.
Offerings from the three distributors include Masthead’s Hose Boss mobile repair service, which uses a 70-truck fleet to provide on-site hydraulic hose repair. The group also is the North American master distributor of Flextral hydraulic hoses and fittings.
“By joining the HosePower Group, we will more effectively attract customers with a North American footprint,” says Mark Forget, president of IPM Supplies Ltd. “Inventory will be available from all locations, allowing HosePower to become North America’s largest hose service company.”
Also, he added, “with the ability to more closely coordinate our purchasing efforts. HosePower will become an integral conduit for our manufacturing partners to bring their products to market.”
For more information, visit www.ipm.com.