SANTA PAULA, CA: April, 2020 – BendPak Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BendPak, Inc announced today that it has acquired certain assets, including related intellectual property rights, from Garage Equipment Supply, Inc. and its related intellectual property holding company. The acquired assets include three renowned brands, Dannmar®, MaxJax®, and Garage Equipment Supply®. The acquisition further extends BendPak’s fast-growing portfolio of brands and strengthens its product offering for car dealerships, fleet operators, repair shop owners and car enthusiasts worldwide.
Don Henthorn, President of BendPak, stated, “Through this acquisition, we welcome Dannmar, MaxJax, and Garage Equipment Supply, to the BendPak group. This deal further establishes our customer-centric strategy of growing our product offering of high-quality premium brands for the vehicle repair marketplace. For our customers and coworkers, this new acquisition creates significant opportunity.”
“BendPak and Dannmar’s portfolios of products are well-aligned and dovetail nicely in BendPak’s overall product offerings,” said Jeff Kritzer, Executive Vice President of BendPak. “We are very pleased with the prospects of this acquisition and are confident that this transaction will deliver immediate and substantial value to our customers and resellers.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About BendPak Inc. and BendPak Holdings LLC.: BendPak Inc. is a global manufacturer of vehicle service equipment sold under the trademarked brands BendPak®, Ranger®, Autostacker®, QuickJack®, GrandPrix® and JackPak®. Its collective range of products includes car lifts, parking lifts, pipe benders, air compressors, tire changers, wheel balancers, wheel aligners, brake lathes and other garage equipment. BendPak Holdings LLC will handle the newly acquired brands for the BendPak group. BendPak, Ranger Products and BendPak-Ranger related marks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of BendPak Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
About Dannmar, MaxJax and Garage Equipment Supply brands: Dannmar products includes car lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, and a variety of garage equipment products. MaxJax is a patented car lift specially tailored for car enthusiasts and home garage use. The Garage Equipment Supply brand will augment BendPak in the areas of retail distributorships featuring automotive repair tools and machinery. Dannmar, MaxJax and Garage Equipment Supply are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries.
For more information contact BendPak Inc. at 805-933-9970 or visit its web site www.bendpak.com. General press inquiries: email@example.com.
Question. What happened to Dannmar? I heard rumors that they went out of business.
Answer. In April of 2020, during the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, certain assets of GES, including Dannmar and trademark were sold to BendPak Holdings LLC under an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors proceeding. Currently, the Dannmar product line is under the leadership and operational control of BendPak Inc. We’re ready to take Dannmar where GES left off. They did a great job, but we’re certain we can do better.
Q: I have a Dannmar product and need to order replacement parts. Are replacement parts still available?
A: BendPak Holdings LLC, will stock and maintain all current Dannmar (models) replacement parts and accessories.
Q: Will I still be able to find parts several years down the road?
A: BendPak Holdings LLC will stock and maintain all current Dannmar (models) replacement parts and accessories. BendPak typically stocks and maintains product replacement parts for a minimum of twenty years.
Q: I noticed the Dannmar website is different. Why did the website change?
A: When BendPak Holdings LLC acquired certain assets of GES the old website was lost. A new website was built from the ground up to take its place.