With more than 5,000 items in its product line, Kinedyne has also been expanding around the world. The company also announced the second phase of its China expansion plan has begun.
“During the past several years – in the midst of the worst economic conditions since our company was founded more than four decades ago – we continued investing heavily in our manufacturing capabilities,” said James Klausmann II, Kinedyne’s executive vice president and the son of the company’s founder. “This strategy has now put us in an excellent position for the recovery. In fact, we’re currently expanding our Nantong, China, location – which began operations in 2009 – to support our future plans.”
Among the items Kinedyne is showcasing at MATS this year are grip link tire chains, Kaptive beam systems and components; Steadymate recreational vehicle tie-downs and hardware; and a Steadymate motorcycle wheel chock.
The tire chains, available in v-bar and square link designs for highway use, and stud chains for off-road conditions, are high-strength, carbon steel chains case hardened for extra long wear-life.
Kaptive beam systems and components have added a new product, the L-track solution. The complete line of captive decking tracks and beams is available with logistics straps and hardware and compatible with the system track.
A high-quality line of tie-downs designed specifically to meet the needs of consumers who own and transport recreational vehicles, Steadymate is a four-season line of tie-downs and securement point hardware previously only available in Canada.
The motorcycle wheel chock product uses a pivot point which uses gravity to lock a motorcycle in an upright position, making ‘one-person’ operation simple and easy.
“The effort we put into several major initiatives during the past few years – including reorganizing our sales and operations team – is already paying dividends in the form of positive sales growth,” said Larry Harrison, vice president of sales and marketing. “In addition, the new global computer system we launched last year will further enhance our already world class service. I’m excited about the future and confident Kinedyne is now positioned to accomplish great things.”
Kinedyne has broken ground at its Nantong, China, facility to add another 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space. Phase two is expected to be completed by this fall. The Nantong facility currently utilizes 240,000 sq. ft. and houses manufacturing, quality, engineering, and supply chain activities in the Asia Pacific region.
The company recently created a sales and marketing department, based out of the Nantong facility, to initiate efforts to develop a strategy to pursue Kinedyne’s growth initiatives in the region.
“The creation of an Asia Pacific sales and marketing team affirms our strong commitment to grow our business in Asia by making further inroads throughout China – a market undergoing tremendous growth in construction, transportation and infrastructure – all of which are positive factors in the potential for sales of load securement products,” said Harrison.
Kinedyne currently has facilities in four countries and is the parent company of a worldwide operations group that includes Kinedyne Canada Ltd. (Canada), Nantong Kinedyne Ltd. (China) and Sistemas Kinedyne, S.A. (Mexico).