Grakon, LLC Recognized by PACCAR for 10 PPM Achievement

Grakon, LLC (www.grakon.com) was recently recognized by PACCAR through receipt of their prestigious 10 PPM Supplier Quality Award for 2016. The award is presented to suppliers who meet or exceed the rigorous 10 PPM (parts per million) threshold and demonstrate performance criteria for on-time delivery and support of PACCAR’s operating divisions and their customers. Grakon has been recognized by PACCAR for their quality performance since 2007.

“The partnership with PACCAR has been a solid long-term relationship, continuously driving excellence and continuous improvement. We are proud of this award as it represents confirmation of our company-wide commitment to providing the highest quality lighting, trim, and electronic components to our customers globally,” said Horacio Tucunduva, Grakon Vice President of Global Operations.

PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates.

Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Grakon was established in 1978 and is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced lighting and electronics systems, and engineered trim components for premium OEM vehicle manufacturers in the heavy truck, bus, rail, and powersports markets. Subsidiaries include Hamsar (www.hamsar.com) located in Burlington, Ontario and BMAC (www.bmac.ltd.uk) located in Manchester, England.

Grakon LLC Acquires BMAC Limited

October 4, 2016 -Grakon LLC (www.grakon.com), a global leader in the design and manufacture of custom LED interior and exterior lighting solutions, heavy duty work lamps, engineered trim components, and electronic modules, announced the acquisition of BMAC Limited, located in Manchester, England. Grakon, headquartered in Seattle, WA, was acquired by Industrial Growth Partners IV, L.P. (IGP) in October 2014.

“We are very pleased to bring BMAC into the Grakon family. BMAC immediately gives us a leadership position in the U.K. rail and bus markets. The acquisition accelerates our continued growth in Europe and further diversifies and broadens the end markets we serve.”

Grakon President and CEO, Dave Paborsky commented, “We are very pleased to bring BMAC into the Grakon family. BMAC immediately gives us a leadership position in the U.K. rail and bus markets. The acquisition accelerates our continued growth in Europe and further diversifies and broadens the end markets we serve.”

Mark Rutherford, Managing Director of BMAC added, “We are very excited to be joining forces with Grakon. The global footprint, combined with world leading design and development capabilities will help us to better serve our rail and bus customers with access to the latest technology supported by a truly global supply chain.”

“The combination of industry leading expertise, new markets, geographic expansion and available products is a powerful tool to assist Grakon’s worldwide customers in meeting their lighting and electronics component needs,” noted Paborsky.

Acquisition Details – On October 3, 2016, Grakon LLC acquired BMAC Limited, supported with additional equity from Industrial Growth Partners IV, L.P., management and certain outside investors. IGP and Grakon continue to seek add-on acquisitions that can enhance Grakon’s position as a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced lighting and electronics systems.

ABOUT GRAKON

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Grakon was established in 1978 and is a global leader in the design and development of advanced lighting and electronic systems, and engineered trim components for premier OEM customers in the heavy truck, rail, bus and powersports markets. In May 2016, Grakon acquired Hamsar Diversco, located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Hamsar designs, manufactures, and assembles external lighting and electronics products for the snow plow, bus, off-road/power sports, heavy truck and other vehicular end markets.

Grakon’s expertise and innovative designs have led to a preferred supplier status among our OEM customers. Our design expertise includes industrial, mechanical, electrical, and optical design. Grakon has a mature ISO 9001:2000, TS16949 & ISO14001 customer orientated, process based Quality System and Program Development System. For more information please visit www.grakon.com.

ABOUT BMAC

Headquartered near Manchester, England and founded in 1927, BMAC is a leader in designing, manufacturing and distributing LED lighting and electronic control systems for the European rail, bus and tram markets. Products include exterior and interior light fittings, switch assemblies, control panels, bell pushes and other electromechanical components. Recent product introductions include the market’s first LED rail lighting solution which is fully compliant with the European EN15153-1 exterior rail lighting standard and a self-powered wireless bell push system for buses. BMAC is ISO 9001:2008 approved and RISQS (f.k.a. Link-Up) qualified to serve the needs of the U.K. railway infrastructure. For more information please visit www.bmac.ltd.uk.

XWL-PAR 36 LED Work Light

Part #81446 XWL-PAR 36 Hybrid Spot/Flood

Part #81446 XWL-PAR 36 Hybrid Spot/Flood

Part #81449 XWL-PAR 36 with housing Hybrid Spot/Flood

Part #81449 XWL-PAR 36 with housing Hybrid Spot/Flood

Burlington Ontario – Hamsar Diversco is pleased to announce a new addition the XWL line of LED Work lights: the new XWL-PAR 36 LED WORK LIGHT. As with all the XWL LED work lights, this new lamp is designed with superior LED technology. The XWL-PAR 36 delivers 1400 lumens of bright white illumination and fits most brands that use the 4.5” round Par-36 light on tractors, combines, and more.  The XWL-PAR 36 LED is available with or without the rubber housing and comes in three beam patterns: spot, flood and hybrid.

With a colour temperature of 5700K, the XWL-PAR 36 LED produces a brilliant cool white colour that resembles daytime illumination, and reduces eye fatigue. The lamp is rugged, compact and lightweight, with three powerful beam patterns  to get light where it is needed most. The strong stainless steel bracket provides superior durability for heavy duty performance.

The XWL-PAR 36 LED is made from a, virtually unbreakable, die cast aluminum housing and polycarbonate lens. The lamp is fully encapsulated providing total circuit board protection against moisture and corrosion, with a waterproof and dust protection rating of IP67. It draws only 1 amp at 12Vdc and 0.5 at 24 Vdc with the option of a Tyco or Deutsch connector. A wide temperature operating range of -40°C to +65°C allows for a variety of applications. The XWL-PAR 36 LED is ideal for agriculture, mining, construction, forestry, heavy duty vehicles, military and off-road application.

Hamsar Diversco manufactures high quality specialty vehicle  lighting and innovative electronic solutions for the global O.E. and  aftermarket industry.

 

Grakon, LLC, Acquires Hamsar Diversco Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Grakon, LLC, Acquires Hamsar Diversco Inc.

MAY 10, 2016, SEATTLE, WA: Grakon, LLC, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of custom lighting, electronics and highly-styled engineered components for premier OEM vehicle manufacturers, today announced the strategic acquisition of the business and assets of Hamsar Diversco, Inc.  Hamsar, based near Toronto, Canada, primarily develops and manufactures custom OEM lighting and electronics solutions for various vehicle and industrial end markets.  Grakon, headquartered in Seattle, WA, was acquired by Industrial Growth Partners IV, L.P. in October 2014.

“With Hamsar and Grakon together, we will expand our product offering, manufacturing capabilities and the number of end markets we serve.  Hamsar’s founder, Fred Kelly, has built an impressive organization and assembled a great team, and we are excited to welcome Hamsar into the Grakon family,” said Dave Paborsky, President  & CEO of Grakon, LLC.

According to Fred Kelly, “the acquisition of Hamsar by Grakon is a great opportunity for Hamsar to increase its product offering and expand its position in its marketplace.  The depth of manufacturing and product experience that Grakon brings to the table will be key to achieving these goals.  It is very exciting to see Hamsar join the Grakon organization.”

“As part of this transaction, I am pleased to announce the appointment and promotion of Don Bartlett to Vice President & General Manager of Hamsar, effective immediately.  Don brings over 28 years’ of experience in the industry, having spent the last 13 years at Grakon.  He is ideally suited to lead and bring Hamsar and Grakon together,” Dave Paborsky added.

Acquisition Details – On May 10 2016, Grakon, LLC acquired the business and assets of Hamsar, supported with additional equity from Industrial Growth Partners IV, L.P., management and certain outside investors.  IGP and Grakon continue to seek add-on acquisitions that can enhance Grakon’s position as a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced lighting and electronics systems.

 

 

ABOUT GRAKON

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Grakon was established in 1978 and is a global leader in the design and development of advanced LED lighting systems and engineered trim components for premier OEM vehicle manufacturers. Grakon’s expertise and innovative designs have led to a preferred supplier status among its OEM customers, and the company’s engineering expertise includes industrial, mechanical, electrical, and optical design.  For more information please visit www.grakon.com.

 

ABOUT HAMSAR

Hamsar is a leader in designing and manufacturing custom lighting and electronics solutions for various vehicle and industrial end markets. Hamsar’s design and manufacturing capabilities including halogen, high intensity discharge and LED lighting products. Hamsar’s manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please visit www.hamsar.com.

 

Media contacts:

Contact Kevin Hare at (206)-824-6000 or kevin.hare@grakon.com

Hamsar has another successful show at AHES 2016

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Burlington, ON – Hamsar Diversco Inc. (HDI) attended the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show (AHES), Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show, April 7-9 in Moncton, NB. The show was a great success for Hamsar, allowing them to showcase our high quality LED lighting, including the LED Combination Headlight, LED CHMSL Back-Up Camera, XWL-822 Mini Square and XWL-822 Square Flush Mount LED Work Lights, 100mm Fog Light, Intrinsically Safe LED Flashlights, 81313 and 81314, XWL-PAR 36 and the 7″ Round LED Headlight.

 

 

 

Hamsar Launches LED CHMSL Back-Up Camera

CHMSL Back-Up Cameras

CHMSL Back-Up Cameras

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Application image for Utility Truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burlington, Ontario – Hamsar Diversco Inc. (HDI) is pleased to announce the launch of the LED CHMSL (Centre High Mounted Stop Light) Back-Up Camera. This high quality automotive grade camera delivers superior picture quality and a 170° viewing angle (50’ wide by 20’ deep), surpassing FMVSS 111 requirements. The LED CHMSL Back-Up Camera comes with a built-in guideline enabled camera (red, blue, green and yellow lines) and enhances driver rearview assistance and safety. The LEDs illuminate 200ms faster than incandescent bulbs, meaning a faster braking distance response time.

In addition, the LED CHMSL Back-Up Camera is equipped with night vision to enhance visibility and safety. The camera is also waterproof (with an IP68 environmental rating) and the weatherproof CHMSL (IP65), with flat back, is constructed with high quality automotive grade lens that will not fade and meets FMVSS 108 standard. The CHMSL #84198 includes a back-up camera and built-in exterior courtesy lights for added safety and nighttime visibility when unloading or working outside the vehicle.

This is ideal for: Truck Caps, Utility Vehicles, Cargo Vans and Light Duty Trucks.

Hamsar Diversco Inc. manufactures and distributes high quality automotive lighting and innovative electronic solutions for the global O.E. and automotive aftermarket industry.

 

Another successful show for Hamsar at NTEA

NTEA 2016 booth

Burlington, Ontario –Hamsar Diversco Inc. (HDI) recently exhibited at the Work Truck Show, held by the NTEA (National Truck Equipment Association), held March 2-4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. The show was a success for Hamsar, as we had the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate a range of new LED products, including the new CHMSL Back Up Camera, the XWL-822 Mini Square and XWL-822 Flush Mount LED Work Lights, the XWL-822 Double Row and XWL-822 Double Row Curved LED Bars, the XWL-812 Dual Intensity and the ISF-313 and ISF-314 Intrinsically Safe LED Flashlights.

 

XWL-822 Mini & Flush Mount LED Work Lights

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XWL-822 Mini Square LED Work Light (Left)
XWL-822 Square Flush Mount LED Work Light (Right)

 

Burlington, Ontario – Hamsar Diversco Inc. (HDI) is pleased to announce the launch of two new models of LED Work Lights, the XWL-822 Mini Square and XWL-822 Flush Mount. Compact and robust, these lights produce over 1080 lumens each of illumination with 6000K colour temperature delivering super bright, white output.

The XWL-822 Mini Square is an extremely versatile light with compact dimensions of 3”x 3”, which can be mounted on front or rear bumpers, hoods, roofs or anywhere auxiliary lighting is needed.  The XWL-822 Flush Mount is ideal for truck or Jeep bumpers, and can be used as forward fog lights, added rear lighting or additional compartment lighting.

Both the XWL-822 Mini Square and XWL-822 Flush Mount are available with a spot or flood lens and come in a plug and play kit, complete with two lights, wire harness, switch and mounting hardware.

Excellent for heavy duty applications and off-road environments, the XWL-822 Mini Square & XWL-822 Flush Mount are housed in die cast aluminum with a polycarbonate lens, ingress protected to IP67 and each LED only uses 3W! Extremely efficient and low energy draw will save on fuel costs.

Hamsar Diversco Inc. manufactures and distributes high quality automotive lighting and innovative electronic solutions for the global O.E. and automotive aftermarket industry.