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Eurokart Racing - Swiss Hutless Distribution

1/5/2011

Eurokart Racing Incorporated would like to announce a very exciting change to how Swiss Hutless will be distributed in North America, starting January 1, 2011. Eurokart Racing, after 25 years of importing and distributing World Champion Swiss Hutless karts, is now going to offer direct racer access to buy Swiss Hutless products.

Bob Falcone from Eurokart Racing stated, “The past couple of years have been marginal at best with the economy having a huge effect on new kart sales. Eurokart will continue to be the U.S. general importer for all fifty states but they will also offer the opportunity for established kart shops to buy direct from the factory in Switzerland if they so choose. This program should have a huge effect on the retail pricing of Swiss Hutless products in North America. We have been lucky enough to not have to deal with the value of the Euro, but with the U.S. Dollar falling to an all-time low value compared to the Swiss Franc. it has put us into a precarious position against the weakening Euro and the already very weak U.S. Dollar.”

Starting January 1, 2011, Eurokart Racing will be offering the Swiss Hutless Kart line and spare parts catalog at huge savings DIRECT to the racers. Their retail price will be dropping significantly more than a few hundred dollars, while the spare parts catalog will drop by an amazing 30%.

“In the past few years, we have expanded our lines to make up for the downturn in the market by going ‘smaller’,” continued Falcone. “We actually branched out to become master distributors of almost every slot car line while also adding R/C cars, boats and helicopters to our store. While our big budget sales were dropping, we found a way to still have fun while supplying customers in different racing areas in a much smaller scale of racing. We added a 100ft race track for our slot customers and have several large races per year. We also started importing products from Italy for slot cars that the public has accepted quite nicely. Depending on the time of year we have a hard time keeping a little tire truer and chassis bench for slot cars in stock!”

Eurokart Racing just took on an amazing quality tool line from Germany (Wera) and is also going to expand again in the next quarter with two new companies added to their portfolio. These kart racing companies supply very unique products to make your everyday racing life easier and Eurokart Racing will be importing these products.

“The pre-established dealers of the Swiss Hutless line will continue and I am sure there will be an announcement for the new importers/distributors. We are kind of mimicking what has happened with other companies but we are doing a more direct approach by allowing importing of the products direct to the distributors. This should allow the selling price to be the lowest possible for a ‘high line’ chassis. Eurokart will oversee all of the ordering for all new importers/distributors as well as carrying the full line of Swiss Hutless chassis and spares in stock at all times. We are very motivated and excited to provide one of the best price points, service, and support that is in the industry.”

Eurokart Racing Incorporated can be reached at (973) 334-0555 - Monday through Saturday 11:00 am to 8:00pm EST.

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