MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Jeff Hargarten, President of NORAM, recently announced the company’s purchase of Premier Performance, Inc., a Richfield, Wisconsin, based supplier of go kart clutch, go kart parts, and other power transfer components. “The integration of Premier Performance under the NORAM corporate umbrella illustrates our ongoing commitment to broaden the spectrum of products and services we provide to our customers in the kart racing market segment,” Hargarten stated.

As a result of this strategic acquisition, NORAM will enhance its single source supplier capabilities and expand its customer base by adding custom machined and stamped sprockets, wheel hubs and sprocket carriers, as well as three additional kart racing clutches, to the company’s already impressive lineup of components. Included in the mix is Premier’s Titan clutch, which has been tested, approved and chosen by Briggs & Stratton for its World Formula engine.

“Current Premier customers will be pleased to know that we are dedicated to offering the entire mix of go kart clutches and go kart parts under the Premier brand name,” Hargarten revealed. Additionally, NORAM has already formed partnerships with many Premier distributors that will continue to actively carry the Premier line. “The transition process has been carefully designed to be seamless and stress free for all parties involved. Our entire team looks forward to providing our newest customers with the same superior level of creativity, technical expertise and ongoing support we deliver to those we currently serve.” he concluded.

Living the slogan Excellence Throughout™, NORAM is a certified ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer of patented centrifugal clutches, go kart clutches, clutch brakes, and other power transmission solutions for more than 300 OEMs. Stringent quality standards, on-time delivery, excellent technical support and the flexibility to address the unique requirements of individual projects have all combined to solidify NORAM’s reputation as a leader in centrifugal clutch power transfer solutions for engines up to 50 hp. For more than four decades, NORAM has provided the highest quality products to a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the construction, lawn and garden, refrigeration, go kart and small utility vehicle, marine and manufacturing industries. The company’s extensive capabilities include engineering design, CNC machining to tight tolerances, assembly, quick turnaround time and custom brazing of copper and phosphor bronze alloys.

For additional information about NORAM’S diverse and innovative products, please contact:

Jeff Hargarten, President
PO Box 090228, Milwaukee, WI 53209-0228
tel 414.267.4000 | fax 414.267.4024

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