Hopkins Mfg. Corp. acquired certain assets of Kristus, which does business as AirPower America. AirPower is a leading supplier of oil and fluid extractors and air pumps marketed under the TopSider, LiquiVac and MaxAir brands.
The AirPower product offering includes the MaxAir air pump and the TopSider and LiquiVac oil change and extractor systems.
“We are pleased to add the AirPower product line, the leader in oil fluid extractors, to Hopkins’ FloTool branded fluid management product offering,” said Bradley T. Kraft, president and CEO of Hopkins. “AirPower’s unique designs will be a great addition for Hopkins, capitalizing on a growing trend where extractors are required to remove oil from newer vehicles.”
“We are excited with the reach of Hopkins and their ability to further the growth of the AirPower product line,” said Barry Kearns, president of Kristus. “Hopkins has an outstanding reputation in the industry and the fit with the FloTool line of products is perfect.”
Hopkins will transfer the production and distribution of the AirPower line to its Miami, Okla., manufacturing facility where it produces other FloTool fluid management products such as Rhino Drive-Up Ramps, Super Duty Oil Drains, and various funnels and other products.