XPEL To Supply Paint Protection Products To Am General
XPEL TO SUPPLY PAINT PROTECTION PRODUCTS TO AM GENERAL
– Proprietary Designs for the HUMMER H1 –
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, May 9, 2006…XPEL Technologies Corp. (TSXV: DAP.U) today announced the signing of a supply agreement with Indiana-based AM General to provide customized versions of vehicle paint protection kits for the HUMMER H1.
With the origins of AM General tracing back to 1903, AM General began preliminary design work in 1979 on the M998 Series High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV – pronounced Humvee®). Over the years since its introduction, the workhorse Humvee has played a prominent role during U.S. military actions in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, and more recently, in Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. More than 190,000 vehicles have been built and delivered to the U.S. Armed Forces and more than 50 friendly overseas nations. The very first civilian versions of the Humvee were introduced in 1992. Having acquired exclusive ownership of the worldwide brand name, General Motors (“GM”) renamed the HUMMER, the “Hummer H1.” GM currently maintains responsibility for marketing and distributing all HUMMERs.
XPEL Chairman and CEO, W. Rege Brunner, stated, “We are extremely pleased that AM General has chosen XPEL as its partner in the development of their paint protection program. AM General’s decision to use our vast and professional expertise, once again demonstrates XPEL’s market reputation for attracting and securing such high profile accounts.”
XPEL Technologies Corp. (www.xpel.com), publicly traded on the TSXV Exchange, is the worldwide leader in the electronic delivery of top automotive aftermarket products, utilizing the Internet as an integral component for its design, manufacturing, distribution and customer relationship strategies. The Company’s DAP software utility offers Dealers the industry’s most efficient and productive tool set for better serving customers with “best of breed” solutions in real-time. XPEL has clear advantages over the competition through its proprietary corporate framework consisting of an expansive library of installation-friendly window tint, paint and headlight protection products, coupled with a unique web-based remote manufacturing and distribution software, superior installation training curriculum and facilities, and established and growing sales distribution channels.
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