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News   October 3, 2005   by Auto Service World

JAAI Acquires Certain Assets of Coolstar, Inc.


Jordan Automotive Aftermarket, Inc., headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. announces the acquisition of certain assets of Coolstar, Inc. (Coolstar) of Dallas, Tx. by a subsidiary of JAAI.
With this acquisition the Coolstar product lines of automotive, heavy truck, off-road, agricultural, aircraft and military air conditioning evaporators and hose assemblies will be offered under JAAI’s existing APCOAir brand of new and remanufactured compressors, hose assemblies, accumulators, receiver-driers, thermal expansion valves and fittings. The Coolstar line of evaporators and hose assemblies will be available under the APCOAir brand in October 2005.
The Coolstar manufacturing operations, along with the key Coolstar engineering and sales staff will be moved to the Ferris, TX location of ATCO Products Inc., another JAAI company known for its high quality products and service commitment to the automotive A/C industry. By integrating the Coolstar and ATCO operations in Ferris, the company will be able to maximize its manufacturing and customer service activities. This will allow the company to continue to provide the highest quality products with service that exceeds customers’ expectations.
Customers will benefit from this acquisition through the enhanced product offering, greater vehicle application coverage, improved manufacturing and engineering capabilities and a highly motivated and knowledgeable sales staff.
The acquisition reflects JAAI’s continued commitment to the mobile A/C industry. As part of this commitment, JAAI welcomes Robert Kreymer, Mike Ferguson and the other key manufacturing and engineering professionals from Coolstar to the APCOAir team. This group brings with it over 100 years of total combined manufacturing, engineering, quality, sales and marketing experience and knowledge.


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