EcoGroomer, Inc. has partnered with Power Equiment Co., a Denver based distributor which will now take charge of EcoGroomer’s new snow grooming machines.
Daniel Osborne, CEO of EcoGroomer stated “This is a great deal for both companies… to partner with a well established and respected company like Power Equipment Co. that has all of the infrastructure and resources already in place to provide a very high level of service to the resort operators gives us a great head start and allows us to continue to move forward at a rapid pace to bring this product to market. Likewise for our partner to be able to offer another critical piece of equipment to many customers that they are already working with makes a lot of sense both financially and logistically.”
Denver, CO — June 27, 2012—
Will Ricketts, an avid skier and VP of Power Equipment Co., was instrumental in helping to put the deal together. EcoGroomer has chosen to utilize a highly efficient “outsource” business model for both manufacturing and distribution of their new machines. This allows the company to focus on innovation, marketing and customer service without incurring the high cost associated with building a manufacturing plant and extensive distribution infrastructure.
About Power Equipment Co.:
Power Equipment Co. has been in business for over 75 years. The company distributes and services heavy equipment primarily to mining and construction companies. The company also works with numerous ski resort operators throughout the Rockies and Western US providing grading and excavating equipment and service to the resorts.
The EcoGroomer is a bold and much needed solution to a clear and present need in the ski industry to reduce the high costs associated with nightly snow grooming. Historically high fuel prices and the negative effects of lift tickets now surpassing $110 per day at many resorts make a solution to this problem most urgent. The new technology provides a tremendous productivity improvement in the specialized field of snow grooming by adding two additional Snow Processing Units (SPU’s) to a standard snow cat resulting in a 200% increase of surface area coverage by a single operator. Overall fuel efficiency will be improved by more than 35% and total grooming expense will be reduced significantly at the resorts with this new technology. The innovation has the potential to save over 20 million gallons of diesel by 2020.