Ritchie Engineering Signs Australian Authorized Distributor for Full Line of YELLOW JACKET® HVAC&R Refrigeration Service Tools

Bloomington, MN (August 16, 2016) — YELLOW JACKET, the leader in service tools for HVAC/R professionals, is pleased to announce that the Company has signed an agreement for Australian distribution of its full line of YELLOW JACKET service tools. As an authorized YELLOW JACKET distributor, Sky Refrigeration Pty. Ltd. of Lilydale, Victoria, will represent the entire line of YELLOW JACKET products for the HVAC&R service market in Australia.

“We are committed to growing our business and ensuring HVAC technicians in the Australian market have access to YELLOW JACKET service tools,” said Neil Stewart, Managing Director of International Sales for Ritchie Engineering. “With Sky Refrigeration onboard we will be able to increase the number of contractors and geographical reach of our Australian distribution network, while also exploring previously untapped business opportunities and ensure our continued growth in the region,” he said.

“The signing of this agreement is an exciting opportunity for Ritchie Engineering to continue to provide innovative and valuable service solutions for our customers,” said Tom Ritchie, President of Ritchie Engineering Co., Inc. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Sky Refrigeration and believe they will be an outstanding partner, based on their professional experience in the HVAC&R industry.”

The YELLOW JACKET brand name is synonymous with the highest quality and most complete line of HVAC/R tools in the industry. The brand’s roots go back to 1946 when Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., a manufacturers’ representative organization, became a hose manufacturer. With an emphasis on quality and service, Ritchie Engineering, based in Bloomington, Minn., trademarked the hose as the YELLOW JACKET® Charging Hose in 1950. Since then, the company has been engineering, manufacturing, and continuously improving the YELLOW JACKET hose while adding new products to its portfolio. Today, YELLOW JACKET products are sold worldwide through a network of authorized HVAC&R and automotive wholesalers. For more information, please call (952) 943-1333 or visit our Web site at www.yellowjacket.com.