U.S. leader in the production and sales of O.E. and aftermarket wheel weights now celebrates global leadership after 80 years of legacy.

Perfect Equipment, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of balancing wheel weights for the automotive aftermarket and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), announces the company’s 80 year anniversary.

Founded in August 1939 by engineer William P. Smissen, Perfect Equipment achieved market category dominance in the United States within two decades by concentrating on perfecting one crucial product for the burgeoning automotive industry - high quality wheel balance weights. In demand by major OEMs, Perfect Equipment wheel weights quickly became the wheel weight of choice by the country’s top retail tire centers.

In 2005 Perfect Equipment was acquired by WEGMANN automotive, a German, family-owned organization with global resources.  WEGMANN since has diversified Perfect Equipment’s product line and expanded sales to more than 35 countries securing leadership in the wheel weight category on a global scale.  Perfect Equipment currently manufactures and sells balancing wheel weights for passenger cars and heavy- duty vehicles, in addition to tire valves, TPMS systems, tools and other wheel accessories.

Perfect Equipment’s Murfreesboro, Tenn facility manufactures millions of wheel weights a week and employs more than 250 full-time workers. Distribution facilities are located in Tennessee and Arizona.

 “It is with great pride that we announce Perfect Equipment’s 80 year anniversary,” says WEGMANN automotive President and CEO Jeff Waechter, “It is rare to find a company that has as longstanding a tradition of manufacturing excellence and sales growth as Perfect Equipment.  Decades of dedicated employees that have provided attention to detail and unmatched customer service is why we are able to celebrate this eighty year milestone.  WEGMANN automotive is very proud of the leadership of Perfect Equipment and is committed to dedicating the most advanced engineering design and wheel-based technology to ensure we are always meeting customer’s evolving product needs.”

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About WEGMANN automotive GmbH:
With a production volume of over 1 billion parts per year, WEGMANN automotive is the world market leader for balance weights in the areas of passenger cars, trucks, buses and various industrial applications, supplying all well-known automobile manufacturers as well as the leading spare parts trading organizations on the continents America, Europe and Asia.

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