KBC America Inc. announced Monday that it is partnering with D2M to sell and supply its products directly to dealers.
Taking into consideration today’s economic challenges, KBC said in a press release that it believes the change is a tremendous opportunity to finally provide its dealer network with a direct channel to the KBC product line. By cutting out the distributor and offering our products directly to our dealers, we are able to provide order flexibility and expedited procedures for a very efficient supply chain, the company said, adding that product selection will also be improved by allowing dealers access to the full line of KBC products.
“A few years ago KBC was one of the top selling helmet brands in U.S. and today is still one of the top selling helmets worldwide. What a lot of people do not know is that KBC is also the manufacturer for some of the top OE and aftermarket brands in the industry today and is one of the top manufacturers today. We’re very excited to be working with them,” said D2M’s co-founder, Tim Pritchard.
Starting in early 2011, KBC (in partnership with D2M) will have an easy-to-use B-2-B software system accessible to approved dealers so that all orders and inquiries will be processed in real time. In addition, KBC will have sales representatives throughout the continental U.S. so that dealers will always have access to a knowledgeable sales rep that is there in person to support each dealership, not only in buying KBC products, but also with dealership staff training, merchandising, and participation in dealer’s events.
KBC will warehouse a full stock of inventory at several distribution centers across the U.S. to ensure expedited delivery of its products.
KBC is looking forward to working with its dealer network throughout the upcoming years. During the short absence from the U.S. market, KBC has completely revamped its product line, both in design and construction, and KBC is confident that dealers and consumers will love its new products. KBC also has some very exciting new products that will be available in the fall of 2011. With its significant increase in attention to detail, its quality will be second to none.
For more about D2M, which was founded by former Tucker Rocky executives Tim Pritchard and Del Munoz, click here.
posted by Dennis Johnson