Innovation in the Trunk

Innovation in the Trunk






A safe start to the summer vacation: the latest generation of
tire repair solutions from Active Tools helps to repair flat tires
safer, faster, easier.

As the global systems supplier for tire repair solutions of
all kinds, Active Tools is an established partner to leading car manufacturers
who integrate the company’s tire repair kit into their new
cars instead of a traditional spare tire. In addition to supplying to the
automobile industry, Active Tools makes available their product to
consumers in the motorcycle, bicycle, mobile home and sports
goods industries under its AirMAN® brand. The consumer products
include are of the same automotive industry’s high quality standards
and are available in a comprehensive range of tire repair kits and
air pumps By doing this, Active Tools is responding to the growing
demand for simple and practical alternatives to heavy and bulky
spare tires.

Active Tools was founded in 1996 and is now a company
that operates worldwide through numerous international offices.
What started out as an idea for a practical solution to flat tires has
now grown to become a company employing over 700 people
around the world. In Germany, Active Tools has had an office in the
town of Bad Salzuflen for eight years. With customers such as Audi,
Product design made in Germany for safe and eco-conscious

Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen, the company has a strong
network in the German car industry, establishing the tire repair kits as
the standard worldwide. The development and design of all Active
Tools products remains the domain of German engineers, while the
manufacturing of products is under strict ISO and TS-certified quality
standards in China. “Since we are specialists in compressors and
sealants that cover the entire supply chain relating to tire repair products,
we have been able to progress in a short period of time to become
the preferred supplier to the automobile industry,” says William
Keller, President of Global Operations at Active Tools. “Our mission is
to remain on our outstanding growth curve, and we want to remain the
world market leader as a direct supplier to the automotive industry with
innovative, modern, and practical tire repair kits.” Sales figures confirm
that Active Tools’ products are already meeting manufacturers’ demands
perfectly. In a six year period only, the company increased its
sales from 30,000 units in 2004 to 2.5 million compressor and sealant
bottles in 2010.


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