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The company designs, manufactures and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories that enhance the performance of four-wheel-drive vehicles, ATV's and utility vehicles. In addition, the company's Industrial Division markets electric and hydraulic winches and hoists to commercial, industrial and severe duty customers around the world. The company also has a line of utility winches and hoists that are specifically designed for professional trade workers and do-it-yourself consumers who need powerful tools to assist them in pulling, hauling, dragging or lifting. Warn has four divisions focused on specific customers and markets (WARN Truck & Auto, Power Systems, Industrial, and Powersports). With customers in more than 65 countries on six continents, Warn is one of the world's most recognized brands in vehicle performance enhancing equipment.
Founded in 1948 by Arthur Warn, Warn Industries began producing locking hubs for surplus World War II Jeeps, converting thousands into useful, on-road vehicles. The WARN winch, developed in 1959, was the first recreational winch. With pioneering features such as a rugged drive train, the WARN winch quickly became the leading brand for off-road racers, avid four wheelers, weekend adventurers and hard working ranchers. In 2000, Arthur Warn's grandson, Mike Warn, sold the family owned business. Jon Kreitz, former CEO of WARN, led a management buyout with institutional investors, Endeavour Capital & Norwest Equity Partners.
WARN was acquired by Dover Resources (now Dover Industrial Products) in October, 2003, and is part of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, global manufacturer of diversified products. Dover is (DOV) on the New York Stock Exchange. (www.dovercorporation.com)
To comply with the latest automotive industry standard ISO/TS 16949:2002 Warn Industries obtained certification in 2004. In 2005, Warn opened a sales office in the Netherlands, added a Distribution Center in Clackamas, Oregon, a distribution facility in Gahanna, Ohio and expanded its manufacturing capability by opening a production plant in Saltillo, Mexico. In 2005, Jon Kreitz retired from Warn, and Thomas Giacomini was selected as Warn's CEO/President. In 2005 and 2006, Warn brought several innovative new products to the market, including the PowerPlant compressor winch and the PullzAll tool.
In late 2007, Thomas Giacomini was promoted to President of the Dover Industrial Products/Material Handling, and John McCalla was promoted to Warn's CEO and President. In 2007, Warn developed the 18,000 lb. winch for the tow/recovery, severe duty, and trailer/equipment markets and was selected to provide all the vehicle self recovery winches for the U.S. military's MRAP program.
In 2008, Warn celebrated its 60th anniversary by releasing the XL product line of 20,000 and 30,000 lb. winches for use on trailers, roll back carriers, and the tow/recovery market; plus a 60th anniversary edition of our iconic 8274 winch; and we introduced the off-road industries first fan cooled electric winch, the Endurance 12.
In 2009, WARN was selected to provide the self recovery winch for the U.S. military's M-ATV program; launched our all new ProVantage plow system for ATVs and UTVs; and announced an all new line of off-road lighting products for both our Truck/Auto segment and our Powersports segment.
In 2010, Warn supplied winches for the MRAP and M-ATV vehicles being used by the US Military. The revolutionary new Olympus 25 DC-electric winch was released, showcasing Warn's legendary engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Warn also offered a new severe duty hub to the market, which is now on FABCO vehicles, and our utility line of winches were reintroduced under the WARN brand.
Manufacturing, Research & Development:
Warn operates over 400,000 square feet in two Oregon manufacturing facilities and a technical facility in Livonia, Michigan. Warn holds quality certifications for ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, and environmental certification ISO 14001:2004. Warn has over 110+ issued and pending domestic and international patents, and continue a long history of new product innovation.
Products / Customers:
Warn manufactures more than 600 products and accessories for Automotive, Powersports, Industrial and commercial users. From self recovery winches and mounting systems to wheel end and driveline disconnects, Warn customers have chosen WARN products for their durability, reliability and dependability. WARN products are distributed primarily through wholesale distributors and OEM's such as Ford, AM General, Chrysler, Kia Motors, Land Rover, Oshkosh, Navistar, Arctic Cat, Bombardier, John Deere, Kawasaki, Kubota, Polaris, Suzuki and Yamaha. In 2010, Warn partnered with Honda.
Sales & Service:
Warn distributes its products worldwide through direct and indirect sales in 65 countries. In North America, Warn implemented a Red Letter dealer program, comprising of over 300 elite members of authorized retail outlets that help provide consumers with the highest level of WARN brand product information, availability and service.
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Here at Smittybilt, we strive to create truck, Jeep, and SUV products that excel at delivering pure off-road toughness and reliability.
With over 50 years of experience in the off-road industry, Smittybilt joins other well-reputed name brands like Bestop, Westin, ARB, and others as a leading manufacturer of off-road components.
Smittybilt also carries a wide range of premium Jeep parts and Jeep accessories. From our XRC-8 winch, to a selection of Jeep bumpers, trust Smittybilt for all your Jeep parts needs.
As the off-road industry continues to expand, Smittybilt aims to uphold the standard of excellence that has made us one of the foremost industry names.
In 1956, Basil Smith, also known as "Smitty", started a small machine shop in his garage, called Rock-ett Products. Being one of the original four wheel drive enthusiasts, his chief concern was to develop four wheel drive equipment for trucks and small SUVs (Jeeps). Over the years, Smitty's son Tom worked at Rock-ett and then with the newly named "Smittybilt". Having been exposed to the four wheel drive lifestyle all his life, Tom was able to create new and innovative product ideas geared towards the growing off-road aftermarket industry.
As the business grew, Tom created more and more exciting new products including the original "Nerf Bar" side step and tubular front and rear bumpers for Jeeps.
Today, Smittybilt, Inc. proudly supplies thousands of active dealers and distributors worldwide with innovative truck and SUV accessories. Smittybilt has expanded its product offering to over 2,000 different products servicing the international truck and SUV markets. The constant involvement of management in the off-road markets has kept Smittybilt in touch with the latest market trends and on the forefront of engineering and design. Welcome to the new Smittybilt where innovation and quality are once again at the forefront of product development. "Get the Original", Get Smittybilt!
Mile Marker is a well established, highly regarded company in the automotive aftermarket and OEM sectors. Mile Marker designs and manufactures unique, high quality and highly durable products for your off-road vehicle. Our products include locking hubs, conversion kits, electric winches and our legendary hydraulic winch system. We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization and an approved supplier to the US Military. For over a decade, Mile Marker has been manufacturing and supplying parts for a number of major OEM’s. The quality of our products is assured.
Mile Marker products are available in almost all 4x4 retail shops in the US, and there are dealers in 46 countries throughout the world. Please see our list of dealers for more detail.
Mile Marker is an innovator. Our legendary, patented hydraulic winch is the only approved winch for the US Military’s HMMWV (Humvee). This winch is powered by the power steering pump, allowing uninterrupted pulls for hours on end and operating in all climatic conditions. This is not only a great winch for the military, but for any serious off-roader. Mile Marker is currently introducing the world’s first variable speed recovery winch. This winch allows infinite control of speed and power to provide the level of control needed for any winching task. The controls are all solid state with no solenoids or analog electrical devices inside. Our variable speed feature is available on all of Mile Marker’s ATV and 4x4 truck winches. And, a new series of winches, the V series, is now being introduced. This new series is a premium winch with a powerful motor; it is waterproof and uses the new solid state, variable speed controls.
Mile Marker operates from its headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida, its primary distribution center in Kalama, Washington and from its plant in China.
When you need high quality, highly reliable, well-tested products for your ATV or 4x4, you can count on Mile Marker and our team of professionals to help you out. When you are out in the boonies, take Mile Marker with you - giving you confidence that you will be back home for a cold beer and warm bed.