KOBE, Japan—Nakata Engineering Inc., which manufactures tire ply extrusion and rubber processing machinery, appointed BPS Engineering L.L.C. as their agent and representative in North and South America.
Beginning in February, BPS will provide new and existing Nakata customers with sales, support and spare parts for Nakata machinery, according to a Nakata release. The partnership also will allow Nakata to serve its North and South American customers with faster spare parts delivery and more localized service and sales.
BPS will house Nakata replacement parts in its Tennessee facility, handle invoicing and distribution, and will be responsible for new equipment sales in the territory.
Nakata will provide engineering and service support from its base in Kobe, Japan, and will lend staff and resources when necessary.
BPS also has the capability to manufacture some Nakata replacement parts for the western market, and may be contracted to do so at a later date.
Both companies will investigate additional synergies as the relationship matures, Nakata said.
BPS, located in Greenback, Tenn., is a manufacturer of tire building capital equipment providing tire building drums, transfer rings and other specialized products to the industry.