Wiseco Parent Company Buys Clutch Specialist Rekluse
Mentor, Ohio based Race Winning Brands (RWB) has acquired Boise, Idaho based clutch specialist Rekluse.
A “portfolio company” of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (of New York – who bought then Wiseco parent PMI from Dover Corp in early 2017), RWB says of Rekluse that they are an “industry leader and prominent manufacturer of high-performance clutches and drive components for the powersports market” and that as a “technology and market leader “Rekluse fits perfectly within the Race Winning Brands’ portfolio.”
RWB describes itself as a “leading manufacturer of high-performance and racing-application focused components for the powersports and automotive performance aftermarkets and markets its products globally from its Mentor, Ohio headquarters through a portfolio of leading brands including JE Pistons, Wiseco Performance Products, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance, K1 Technologies and ProX Racing Parts.”
Brian Reese, CEO at RWB, said: “We expect Rekluse to accelerate further innovation and growth as we add this vibrant brand into our already dynamic portfolio. This acquisition is a reinvigorating demonstration of our commitment to lead the powersports market.”
Serial entrepreneur Al Youngwerth, who founded Rekluse in 2002, said: “I am excited about the opportunity for Rekluse to join the Race Winning Brands’ family. I’m thrilled to play a key role in taking Rekluse through a new phase of growth and to join such an experienced leadership team with a deep and proud history in powersports. We expect this decision will have an immediate, positive and measurable impact for the Rekluse brand.” Youngwerth will “continue his passion for innovation as part of the RWB leadership team.”
Though best known for their off-road products, Rekluse products for Harley-Davidson and some Indian (Scout) applications include their Radius X with EXP automatic clutch, TorqDrive clutch pack and CoreEXP automatic coil spring clutch conversion for Sportsters.