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RLS ends relationship with Parker Hannifin

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Chicago, IL – RLS LLC announced it will no longer supply its patented press fittings to Parker Hannifin Corporation for the ZoomLock brand and will now supply the product exclusively under its own brand.

The company said it is making this announcement to help avoid confusion in the marketplace as to the source and quality of fittings sold under the ZoomLock brand going forward.

“To be clear, RLS will no longer supply its patented, proven, and made in America product line to Parker to sell under the ZoomLock brand,” said RLS LLC president Paul Schubert. “To ensure end users are equipped with the high-quality product they need and have come to expect, look for RLS’s fittings under its own branding going forward. The RLS brand is your assurance of the same quality connection.”

According to the company, the decision was made, in part, because RLS believes discounted pricing provided to Parker was not passed along to customers as intended. According to Schubert, Parker has paid back most of the discounts at issue and RLS expects to fully recover the remaining funds.

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