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Just In: SUPCO Becomes Master Distributor for Kulthorn Aftermarket Compressors

Allenwood, NJ-  May 13, 2019 - Sealed Unit Parts Co., Inc. (SUPCO), a global manufacturer and distributor of HVACR and Appliance parts, announced today that they have become a national Master Distributor for Kulthorn aftermarket air conditioning and refrigeration compressors and condensing units.

The partnership is a strong strategic fit, leveraging SUPCO’s long-standing history in commercial refrigeration solutions and Kulthorn’s acumen for manufacturing reliable and cost effective OEM direct replacement compressors and condensing units.

“The partnership with Kulthorn is a solid step in our journey to build on our foundation in aftermarket Air Conditioning and Refrigeration replacement parts, components and test instruments", said Chris Mancuso, SUPCO President and CEO.   “The addition of a compressor offering helps us to fully deliver on our HVACR strategy to be a one-stop-shop solution for our customers.”

SUPCO will offer Kulthorn reciprocating hermetic compressors to cover a range of applications and refrigerant options, high-efficiency technologies, and precise drop-in replacements for popular Original Equipment Manufacturers.  Compressors will be available for immediate shipment from U.S. based locations.

About Kulthorn

Motivated by their mission to build products that transform people’s lives, Kulthorn Kirby Public Company Limited is renowned for groundbreaking design, quality craftsmanship, and impeccable customer service of reciprocating compressors for refrigeration and air conditioning products.

In 1960, Kulthorn's founders set out to meet Thailand’s pressing need for compressors.  Armed with little more than their considerable engineering skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and unquenchable drive, the Kulthorn Group was founded to distribute and manufacture compressors throughout the country.  Kulthorn quickly established a relationship with a U.S. based compressor manufacturer in Southeast Asia, and by 1978 served as its exclusive distributor in Thailand.  Soon after, they started manufacturing compressors and exporting them to other compressor manufacturers in North America.   Expansion continued in 1987 to producing NEMA frame motors. 

In 2004, Kulthorn acquired Sanyo’s compressor factory in Thailand to boost its technological insights, consolidate industrial knowledge, and blaze a trail to the next generation of compressors, refrigeration condensing units, and motors. 

Today, with production exceeding 100 million, Kulthorn is making even greater strides in international markets. With new offices in California, Texas, and Baja, Mexico, Kulthorn now possesses the production capabilities and support infrastructure to deliver its innovation and ingenuity to distributors and original equipment manufacturers throughout North America.
In 2019, Kulthorn Kirby Public announced the purchase of the assets and equipment of Bristol Compressors Intl., LLC. as well as the “Bristol” brand name, products and and manufacturing technologies.


About SUPCO, Inc.

For over 74-years, Sealed Unit Parts Co., Inc., (SUPCO), has been an innovative leader in the HVACR and Appliance parts industries designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performing parts, components, test instruments and tools.  
Headquartered in Allenwood, NJ, SUPCO operates proprietary manufacturing facilities in New Jersey,  the Midwest and abroad.  SUPCO maintains a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors to serve both domestic and international industries. 

Within the last decade, SUPCO’s strategic growth has included acquisitions of Climate Technology Corporation® (CTC),  A-1® Components and Cam-Stat®, as well as Master Distributorships with companies such as Highside® Chemicals, Thermodisc®, System Sensor® and Kulthorn. 

SUPCO’s commitment to innovation, manufacturing quality and new technologies at value-driven prices makes us “The Right Choice” in the HVACR and Appliance parts industries.

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