Perfect Equipment, a brand of WEGMANN automotive, a global provider of wheel balance weights for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers, has announced its 80-year anniversary.
Founded in 1939 by young engineer William P. Smissen, Perfect Equipment achieved market category dominance in the United States within two decades, company management says, by concentrating on perfecting one crucial product – high-quality wheel balance weights. Since those first days in the automotive industry, the Perfect Equipment brand has become a wheel weight of choice for the country’s top retail tire centers, according WEGMANN.
In 2005, the Perfect Equipment brand was acquired by WEGMANN automotive GmbH, a family owned organization with global resources. Over the past decade the Perfect Equipment brand has diversified its product line and expanded sales opportunities to more than 35 countries securing brand recognition in the wheel weight category on a worldwide scale.
“It is with great pride that we announce Perfect Equipment’s 80th anniversary,” says WEGMANN automotive USA President and CEO Jeff Waechter. “It is rare to find a brand that has as longstanding a tradition of manufacturing excellence and customer loyalty as Perfect Equipment. Decades of dedicated employees that have provided attention to detail and unmatched customer service is why we are able to celebrate this 80-year milestone. WEGMANN automotive is very proud of the Perfect Equipment brand and looks forward to continuing the traditions of success well into the future.”
Perfect Equipment currently offers balancing solutions for passenger cars, light trucks and heavy-duty vehicles, in addition to tire valves, TPMS systems, tools and other wheel and tire accessories.
The company’s North American headquarters, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, also serves as a manufacturing and distribution facility that produces millions of wheel weights per week and employs more than 250 full-time workers. The company also has a West Coast distribution facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. Additional manufacturing facilities are located in Brazil, China and Germany.