Louisville, CO – RUPES USA, the US based subsidiary of Italian based RUPES SpA, has announced today that production of the companies extremely popular Skorpio III pneumatic palm sanders has begun in their Colorado facility. This comes on the heels of the Q1 2017 announcement that the latest generation of their category-defining BigFoot polishers known as Mark II would be assembled in the same facility for the North American market.

“This is really big for us” says Chip Case, CEO of RUPES USA “it means a tremendous amount of faith has been placed in our US team to continue the assemble these tools to the same high standard our Italian colleagues have set.”

The primary driving force for this expanded manufacturing is RUPES penetration into the US collision repair, custom build, and industrial markets. The companies 70-plus year legacy of providing premium polishing, sanding, and dust extraction solutions to the European market translates well to the US, Canada, and Mexico.

“By moving the principle assembly of Skorpio tools to the Colorado facility we can be more responsive to our customers needs” states Dylan von Kleist, Marketing Manager for RUPES USA. “With demand increasing and numerous well respected automotive refinishers choosing RUPES products it is key we be able to meet that demand.”

The Skorpio III palm sander is considered to be the finest tool of its kind in the category. With perfectly balanced internals, a high efficiency design, well considered ergonomics, and multiple configurations it is making a name for itself in body shops around the world. The Skorpio III can be configured with either a 125mm (5”) or 150mm (6”) Velcro backing pad and with orbit diameters of 3mm, 6mm, or 9mm to suit an operator’s specific needs. Additionally, it is available as a central vacuum tool for dustless sanding, a self-generated vacuum for use with RUPES Green Tech filters, or as a non-vacuum sander.

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