Frankins launches new sales policy
Submersible electric motor manufacturer Franklin Electric has announced that its new general sales policy, effective January 1, 2007, will be to sell all of its products, including 2HP and smaller submersible electric motors and associated products, only on a direct basis to wholesale water systems distributors. Exceptions will be made only where Franklin determines, on a case-by-case basis, that sales to a particular pump OEM (original pump-equipment manufacturer) would add significant customer value to the distribution of Franklin products, the company says.
Franklin adds that it will make available to wholesale distributors the needed assembly and test equipment coupled with the training they may require to assemble Franklin motors to Franklin pump- ends or other OEM pump-ends. The company's strategic business objective is that that water systems wholesale distributors should be able to supply their contractor customers with the motor and pump combination of their choice, the company says.