Race Winning Brands, Inc., (RWB) a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC recently announced the acquisition of Rekluse Motor Sports, a prominent manufacturer of high-performance clutches and drive components for the powersports market.
“Rekluse is a technology and market leader that fits perfectly within the Race Winning Brands portfolio,” commented Brian Reese, Chief Executive Officer of Race Winning Brands. “We expect Rekluse to accelerate further innovation and growth as we add this vibrant brand into our already dynamic portfolio. This acquisition is a reinvigorating demonstration of our commitment to lead the powersports market.”
Race Winning Brands is a manufacturer of high-performance and racing-application focused components for the powersports and automotive performance aftermarkets. RWB is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio and markets its products globally through a portfolio of leading brands including JE Pistons, Wiseco Performance Products, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance, K1 Technologies and ProX Racing Parts.
“I’m excited about the opportunity for Rekluse to join the Race Winning Brands family,” said Rekluse Founder Al Youngwerth, who will continue to be part of the RWB leadership team. “I’m thrilled to play a key role in taking Rekluse through a new phase of growth and to join such an experienced leadership team with a deep and proud history in powersports. We expect this decision will have an immediate, positive and measurable impact for the Rekluse brand.”