From a press release.
MRP and CMSI have entered into a new parts and aftermarket sales agreement. Beginning in mid-November, MRP will take over all OEM parts and aftermarket distribution of parts for CMSI.
The agreement allows MRP to expand its dealer base while helping CMSI dealers have a wider range of products and accessories.
“Given the recent economic downturn we felt we could better integrate and expand in a down market while working with specialists in the area of scooters” said Tom Lynott, president of CMSI Inc. Joel Martin of MRP continued “We felt working with CMSI made sense because the company will focus on importing units while we focus on the parts distribution unlike other buyouts or mergers we will operate as separate entities, but with the dealer in mind for the future.
“The TNG product line isn’t the same as every other Chinese scooter. The company actually has many components which are unique and will only work on their branded models, so it makes sense for us to work with TNG parts to solidify our place in the U.S. market," Martin added.
CMSI markets and distributes a broad range of product brands including TNG (Twist n' Go) and PM Tuning Racing Products as well Innovative Soft Storage Solutions. As part of the agreement, MRP will be absorbing the parts distribution, PM Tuning USA, and the Soft Storage merchandise while CMSI focuses on the unit sales. “Looking forward to 2010 we feel that TNG has a great program for its distributors and dealers which will allow us to expand into a whole new range of dealerships. We also admire the work and effort TNG has made the past 15 years, meaning it’s a brand we want to represent” Martin said.
Martin Racing Performance “MRP” has been selling aftermarket and OEM products to scooter and go kart dealers in North America for the past five years. It is sold and distributed by over 1,000 retail and repair shops nationwide. For more information, visit www.mrp-speed.com.
CMSI Inc., with headquarters near Seattle, Wash., has been a leader the last 15 years in designing, distributing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting affordable, high-value motor scooters in the United States. New 2010 models will be announced in the coming months with support and parts coming from MRP. For more information, visit www.tngscooters.com.
Both CMSI and MRP will continue to operate independently. MRP plans on having on display new accessories and upgrades for new 2010 TNG models at Dealer Expo in Feb 2010. More on the agreement will be made available to the dealers and distributors before the annual Indy Show Meeting.