QubicaAMF and Kegel expand licensing & manufacturing partnership
QubicaAMF Worldwide, a leading supplier of products for bowling and entertainment centres, and Kegel, a manufacturer of bowling lane machines, conditioners, and cleaners, have entered into a new licensing and manufacturing agreement.
Kegel will become the exclusive manufacturer and supplier for all QubicAMF lane care and supplies products effective immediately. As part of the agreement Kegel will be responsible for product development for the QubicaAMF chemical line further investing in and innovating the line.
The new partnership will be seamless for QubicaAMF customers. US bowling centre customers will continue to purchase their QubicaAMF lane care supplies directly through QubicaAMF, the QubicaAMF eShop or their authorized QubicaAMF distributor. Internationally, customers will continue to purchase QubicaAMF chemicals through their local QubicaAMF sales office or distributor. In addition, Kegel’s Technical and Pattern support team will provide expert support to customers purchasing QubicaAMF lane care supplies.
“Continuously developing and maintaining the best and broadest product line to help our customers grow is at the core of who we are. Kegel is the undisputed leader in lane care and lane maintenance. Together we share a similar philosophy and passion for innovation in our respective fields,” says Jay Buhl, Executive Vice President for QubicaAMF.
“Our relationship goes back several years when Kegel began manufacturing some of the chemical products for QubicaAMF,” said Chris Chartrand, Kegel CEO. “This is a very natural progression of our relationship and we are excited to see all that Kegel can bring to the QubicaAMF chemical line.”
“With this next phase of our partnership our customers will directly benefit from the expertise Kegel brings along with access to their expert technical support team,” says Jay Buhl, executive vice president for QubicaAMF.
Photo left to right: Chris Chartrand, Jay Buhl, Pat Ciniello and Gus Falgien