April 8, 2010
Tim Brasher, 262-783-8321
Kharli Tyler, 262-790-6334
Ingrid Mattsson, 952-997-4249
Milwaukee® Announces Partnership with Uponor
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation announces a new partnership with Uponor, a leading manufacturer and supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems. Fueled by the common passion of delivering increased productivity to plumbing and heating professionals, the companies have aligned to develop a comprehensive solution for installing Uponor’s ProPEX® fitting system. Throughout its history, Milwaukee® has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the trades with the introduction of products designed to increase productivity. Innovative products like the Hole Hawg®, Super Hawg™, M12™ Cordless Copper Tubing Cutter, M12™ Cordless PVC Shear, M18™ Cordless Band Saw and Switchblade™ Selfeed Bits are examples of the powerful innovation which have delivered unsurpassed productivity. Through this partnership, Milwaukee® will now add M12™ and M18™ ProPEX® Expansion Tools to their growing line of products designed for the plumbing and heating trades.
“We are dedicated to delivering disruptive innovation by offering solutions to the end user that challenge conventional wisdom,” says Steven Richman, president of Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “I am proud to partner with an organization that clearly shares this passion and our core values.”
With Uponor’s continued support, the M12™ and M18™ ProPEX® Expansion Tools will launch later this year, offering features such as an auto-rotating head for accurate, one-handed expansion. The new tools will not only accelerate the speed in which users can install ProPEX® connections, they are also compatible with over 20 tools on their respective battery platforms.
“At Uponor, we realize an essential ingredient for success in the plumbing and heating industry is a quality fitting system and a quality tool,” says Anders Tollsten, executive vice president, Uponor North America. “We know our customers are loyal to the ProPEX® connection method, and we want to offer them a tool with the same durability to match. Partnering with Milwaukee® will allow us to offer our professional partners this vital combination.”
Sharing a common core foundation, Milwaukee Electric Tool and Uponor will build this partnership to continually support the success of plumbing and heating professionals. Inspired by Uponor’s ProPEX® innovation and built with legendary Milwaukee® durability, the M12™ and M18™ ProPEX® Expansion Tools are both backed by a Heavy Duty, five-year warranty.
About Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy-duty power tools and accessories. Products include the legendary SAWZALL® reciprocating saws, M12™, M18™ & V28™ LITHIUM-ION cordless tools, HOLE-HAWG® drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers, grinders, sanders and a line of Test & Measurement and Hand Tools. Accessories include SAWZALL® blades, SWITCHBLADE® self-feed bits, BIG HAWG® hole cutters, THUNDERBOLT® drill bits and SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty™. For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
About Uponor, Inc
Uponor, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing and a worldwide supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets. More than 12 billion feet of Uponor PEX is in service around the globe, enriching people’s lives with comfort, convenience and peace of mind. Through training, innovative technologies and technical support, Uponor’s mission is to partner with professionals to create better human environments. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.