Posted June 21, 2016

Tompkins Industries to distribute Continental products

Tompkins Industries, a supplier of hydraulic adapters and fluid power products, has agreed to distribute Continental hydraulic products.

“Tompkins is a well-respected wholesaler of hydraulics,” said Ryan Gocher, Continental NAFTA’s hydraulics sales and marketing manager. “We are extremely pleased with the partnership and anticipate a smooth transition in the changeover process. Tompkins fits perfectly into our plans to expand our North American distribution channels. This incredible agreement with Tompkins is a testament to the focus and dedication of the entire ContiTech hydraulics team, and really serves as a statement to the importance and strategic value that the hydraulic hose market has to Continental.”

Tompkins national sales manager Bill Hartman said of the changeover: “It’s a great fit for us, too. I like to say we found each other in a cornfield in Iowa,” he laughed. “But in all seriousness, Continental gives us the corporate support we have sought for some time. We’ve been in business since 1967 so we knew what we were looking for and found it in Continental. They have the quality products and dedicated support that will help us grow our business in North America.”

The Olathe, Kansas-based Tompkins has 14 locations throughout North America. In addition to an extensive aftermarket presence, Tompkins is heavily involved in the agriculture original equipment market. The company provides industrial hose and assemblies as well as a variety of hydraulic adapters and fluid power products.

Both Tompkins and Continental anticipate that te changeover, already is in progress, will be completed by the end of August. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.