EQUIPRO Franchises Repair Light Equipment

September 28, 2010

Wacker subsidiary's factory-trained technicians repair light equipment from ICS, Lincoln Electric, MI-T-M, MK Diamond, Sullair and Wacker.

EQUIPRO focuses on providing repair service and on-site support to owners of light construction equipment. It's a subsidiary of Wacker. The company plans to expand nationwide. Franchising since June 2005, the company has 12 service centers and plans to add 21 locations by the end of 2006.

EQUIPRO's alliance of original equipment manufacturing (OEM) partners currently includes ICS, Lincoln Electric, MI-T-M, MK Diamond, Sullair and Wacker. The company plans to add two to four partners to complete the business model.

"Many light construction equipment dealers have cut back on service and parts support — resulting in longer downtime, longer replacement-equipment rental periods and greater expense for the customer," said Peter Liesch, president of EQUIPRO. "At the same time, the light-equipment market is projected to grow by more than 9 percent throughout 2006. Our concept provides a cost-effective, high-quality repair alternative to traditional independent service centers."

Certified technicians trained by EQUIPRO's OEM partners repair equipment. Average turnaround time is three to five business days. EQUIPRO offers authorized warranty service, and will provide customers with detailed repair estimates before performing any work. Full-service repair, parts, and warranty support are also available for Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Kohler, Robin Subaru and Wacker engines.

For more information, visit www.equiproservice.com or call 1-866-EQUIPRO.