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Concepts NREC to Leave Fan Clutch Business

Release date: 3/24/2010


White River Junction, VT. – March 24, 2010 – Concepts NREC President Dick Keiling announced today that the company will end its participation in the fan clutch business effective immediately. LICOS Trucktec GmbH will take over the North America sales, engineering, and supply of the LT1000 and LT1200 fan clutches through its U.S. subsidiary, LICOS Trucktec, LLC (LICOS).

“Concepts NREC has proven to the North American market the worth of the electro-magnetic principle and has gained significant business in the fan clutch market,” Keiling said. “With recent challenges in the marketplace due to the recession, we felt it was appropriate to discontinue our sales efforts in this area and to focus on our core business.” 

With facilities in Wilder, Vt., and Woburn, Mass., Concepts NREC is the world's leading independent, full-service turbomachinery design and development organization. 

Headquartered in Germany, LICOS Trucktec GmbH is the parent company behind the technology Concepts NREC has been using since 2004 in its electro-magnetic fan clutches. LICOS developed the design and supplied the core components for the LT1000 and LT1200 clutches sold by Concepts NREC. Keiling believes that, as the developer of this technology, LICOS is well-positioned to continue the growth and support of this product in North America.

Contact information for LICOS is as follows:

LICOS Trucktec, LLC
300 Lake Ridge Drive
Smyrna, GA 30082
Wolfgang Wend, Head of Sales NAFTA Region
Phone: 678 -244-1535
Mobile: 404- 277- 6815

We encourage our customers to visit LICOS at the Mid-American Trucking Show 2010 in Louisville, Ky., at Booth #17060, as well as at the Waste Expo 2010 in Atlanta, Ga., at Booth #3029.

Likewise, Concepts NREC will no longer handle the air on-off and air on-off two-speed clutch products supplied to the company by Kit Masters Inc. 

For any warranty claims relating to clutch products formerly sold through Concepts NREC, please contact us at the following address for proper handling:

Concepts NREC
39 Olympia Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801-2073
Phone: 781-935-9050
Fax: 781-935-9052

Keiling also announced that Concepts NREC and Horton, Inc. have settled the patent litigation involving certain Horton patents that relate to two-speed clutch products supplied to Concepts NREC by Kit Masters Inc. As a result of the settlement, all purchasers (Rep Agencies, Dealers, Distributors and End Users) of two-speed clutches sold by Concepts, are immune from claims of patent infringement by Horton under the patents involved in the litigation.

Concepts NREC thanks all of its valued customers for pioneering and advancing the electro-magnetic technology in North America. 

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Concepts NREC President Dick Keiling at (802) 296-2321.

About Concepts NREC

Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide organization providing turbomachinery design, engineering services, manufacturing and CAE/CAM software, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, VT, and Woburn, MA.  For more than half a century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies, and the engineering community with technology tools, services, and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals, and aided in development and production of some of the world’s most advanced products.  Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, VT, 05001-9486.  Telephone:  802-296-2321.  Facsimile:  802-296-2325.  For more information, go to:


Nitin Jain                                                                             Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
Director of Marketing                                                             President
Concepts NREC                                                                   St. Conti Communication
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