MORENO VALLEY, CA -- iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, recently announced plans for a global expansion starting Down Under and across the entire Atlantic.
This global expansion starts with a strategic partnership with Tilers Online in Sydney, Australia. Tilers Online is a family owned business and is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of tile, landscape and related construction supplies. With fully stocked showrooms and a 24/7 website, Tilers Online offers fast delivery of all its products to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
iQ Power Tools also welcomes European-based, Pritec Vaculyft AB and Nozar Diamond Tools, into its strategic plans. Sweden-Based Pritec Vaculyft AB specializes in lifting and materials-handling products. The company manufactures materials-handling products for the construction sector, focused heavily on paving. Nozar Diamond Tools, based in Germany, is a top supplier of diamond tools and abrasives throughout Europe. For more than 45 years, the firm prides itself on supplying sophisticated tools and concepts -- always one step ahead.
“Our global expansion is a direct result of increasing universal demand for health and safety in the construction workplace, when it comes to dust containment. For years, contractors overseas have been insisting on our products,” said Paul Guth, president of iQ. “We have listened, understood and responded. We took the steps to design the tools and then had them tested and certified for the international market.
“We are thrilled to be introducing our dust containment solutions to a global audience,” he went on to say. “It’s our personal goal to bring our message, our educational resources and our state-of-the-art products to more professional people than ever before.”
iQ also announces the addition of Herman van Breemen as vice president of Europe. He will be responsible for all European market expansion. Working in the diamond tool industry for more than 30 years, van Breeman brings valuable experience to the company’s European distribution plans.
An iQ Power Tools employee for more than six years, Lucy Melin has been promoted to international sales. She will be responsible for implementing iQ’s strategy, which includes spreading the message on the importance of health and safety on the jobsite and supporting iQ’s new international distribution partners. “I am eager to bring our innovative power tools that offer optimal efficiency and safety to the global market,” she said. “My career at iQ began when it was a local start-up tools company. Now, to be a key part of its growth and expansion across the globe has been amazing and incredibly rewarding.”
Jim Mackall, iQ’s vice president of sales, added, “Entering new markets, we will partner with local professionals who understand how to best communicate with regulations’ specialists. Concurrently, we will deliver our technology and industry know-how, which, via using our products, ultimately transforms the jobsite into a safer and healthier place. We are excited to be taking this next step with iQ Power Tools and look forward to expanding our international business.”
“Our pledge to bring safety to the construction industry globally is finally being realized,” added Guth. “In addition to local training and instruction, iQ has submitted our tools to be evaluated and certified by TNO to ensure iQ Power Tools meets the stringent requirements of the European Community.” Globally recognized, TNO, an independent Dutch testing agency conducts contract research, tests and certifies products and services, ultimately issuing independent quality evaluations.
“There was a demand for safe, dustless construction tools and we addressed it,” said Guth. “Now, we’ve taken our dust containment solutions globally. Our personal pledge is to bring safe products to our new, overseas partners.”