Kollmorgen Establishes Aftermarket Service Agreement
April 12, 2010—
FSIP, a provider of remanufacturing services for electric vehicle control systems, and Kollmorgen have signed an Aftermarket Service Agreement. Under terms of the agreement, FSIP will be the exclusive manufacturer of Kollmorgen drives and controls for the North American electric fork lift truck market
Kollmorgen is recognized under the company's previous branding of Danaher Motion, and is a supplier of drives and control to OEMs of electric fork lift trucks. "Partnering with FSIP helps us better support and bring additional value to our OEM customer's aftermarket businesses in North America," says Brian Lubin, business unit director, Kollmorgen Electric Vehicle Systems. "These customers will have ready access to a lower-cost, high-quality remanufactured drive and control solution through FSIP, and directly supported by Kollmorgen through revision control and testing. Additionally, the agreement will extend the availability of legacy Kollmorgen drive and control products."
According to Barry Bowman, president of FSIP, "This agreement aligns with our strategic focus of nurturing alliances with industry-leading manufacturers of electric vehicle components and systems, and doing so allows us to provide our customers with the most recent upgrades to the control hardware and software. As the intellectual property of today's electric vehicle controls become more complex, these alliances enable us to truly remanufacture the control and not just ‘repair it' or ‘swap it out,' as may be the case with other repair facilities. It also provides the market with an alternative to ‘new,' while maintaining the integrity of the control as a remanufactured product."