TIPPMANN TERMINATES DISTRIBUTION THROUGH PMI
We truly appreciate the support dealers and fields in the paintball industry
BUFFALO GROVE, IL - FEBRUARY 15, 2006 - Tippmann Sports, the world-leading manufacturer of high performance paintball markers and related accessories, announced that it has terminated distribution of all Tippmann products through Pursuit Marketing, Inc. (PMI). The action, which will be effective March 8, 2006, was taken due to the growing competitive product line conflicts that exist between the two companies.
"We truly appreciate the support dealers and fields in the paintball industry have demonstrated to Tippmann for the past 20 years," said Patrick Ehren, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tippmann Sports. "And, we are committed to assuring that our customers will have an uninterrupted supply of Tippmann product moving forward. We're confident that the transition away from PMI will be a smooth one."
Tippmann will continue to supply product to U.S. dealers directly from its facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana and through the company's three domestic distributors: American Paintball Supply, Archon and ProCaps Direct. "We are excited about the relationships we have built with these three companies and feel very strongly that we share the same strategic vision," Ehren added. Dealers and fields seeking contact information for authorized Tippmann distributors are encouraged to contact the company at 1-800-533-4831.
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2006, Tippmann Sports prides itself on quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting edge technology and design. The company serves the growing paintball and Airsoft industries from its corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN. Tippmann Sports' complete line of paintball markers and accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.
Additional information about Tippmann Sports can be obtained by calling 1-800-533-4831 or by visiting the company's newly redesigned Web site, www.tippmann.com.