SAS Forks expands into heavy-duty attachments with DRKhorse Tools
SAS Group to lead division of SAS Forks, SAS Rail, and DRKhorse Tools
SAS Forks will continue to supply those in the automotive recycling and auto reclamation centres sectors, as well as others in severe duty applications such as quarry, scrap metals, and railroad. SAS Rail will specialize in supplying railroad couplers, railcar movers, and other rail attachment needs.
The DRKhorse Tools division is focused on supplying heavy-duty attachments for demolition, scrap processing, construction, and material handling. Tools such as mobile shears, concrete demolition crackers and pulverizers, demolition grapples, hydraulic hammers, hydraulically powered magnets, and other products will be offered.
"Our approach is unique," said Bruce Bacon, president of SAS Forks. "In years of travelling the globe, I recognized that there are innovative, advanced attachment manufacturers who do not have a presence in North America. It is extremely difficult to enter a continent without local knowledge of distribution, end users' needs, and name recognition. It takes years and millions of investment dollars to gain traction. DRKhorse provides an innovative solution to these manufacturers.
"Our strategy at DRKhorse is to access (through decades of connections), the best of the best products from Europe, S. Korea, Japan, Australia, and North America and combine them under one brand. Service support, product and parts inventories, along with full administrative, engineering, and manufacturing support will be housed out of our recently expanded factory here in Luxemburg, Wisconsin."
Led by Bacon and Sal LaCorte, director of business development, DRKhorse has already entered into agreements with some manufacturing companies from Europe.
"A DRKhorse dealer council will be established and they will help determine what additional products will be brought into our product offering," said LaCorte. "Interestingly, we have already been approached by several European and Korean companies, expressing interest in ‘their' new products being a part of the DRKhorse portfolio."
"Between SAS, DRKHorse, and our sister brands, Builtrite and Lemco," started Bacon, "we anticipate excellent dealer response and I personally look forward to re-engagement with scrap and demolition customers where many relationships have been built over the past few decades.
"It really is a global marketplace. We will only procure from countries who are trade-friendly with the U.S. and reciprocate fair trade practices and respect international law. Our supplier/partners must have a minimum of 10 years experience in these markets, be profitable, and have a reputation of excellence in design, product support, integrity, and a high-level, end-user client list."