YELLOW JACKET® Receives OEM Approval for Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment Program

Bloomington, MN, January 7, 2013 – Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., the leader in service tools for the HVAC&R and automotive service professional, today announced its participation in the Ford Motor Company Rotunda program as an official approved supplier of air conditioning refrigerant management products.

The Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment Program is a national program, endorsed by Ford Motor Company to their dealer base, selling service and body shop repair equipment. This program provides dealers with recommended and approved equipment that Ford has tested to be effective when servicing their makes and models.

“Ritchie Engineering is proud to become a supplier in the Ford Rotunda program,” said Mike Lanners, vice president of domestic sales and marketing for Ritchie Engineering. “This partnership will allow us to work more closely with the dealer network, offering quality refrigerant management solutions and instructional materials that will help them save time in the air conditioning refrigerant management process. We look forward to a continued, strong relationship with Ford Motor Company.”

As an OEM-approved supplier, Ritchie Engineering will offer YELLOW JACKET products to meet the needs of Ford and Lincoln dealership service operations across the U.S. and Canada.


About Ritchie Engineering:
The YELLOW JACKET name is synonymous with the highest quality and most complete line of HVAC&R tools in the industry. YELLOW JACKET products are sold worldwide through a network of authorized HVAC&R and automotive wholesalers. In 2009, YELLOW JACKET celebrated 60 years of best-in-class products and services.

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