Joins Growing Number of Power Sports Distributors Using ARI`s Products and Services
Milwaukee, Wis., February 22, 2008 – ARI (OTCBB:ARIS), a leading provider of technology-enabled business solutions for equipment dealers, distributors and manufacturers, today announced that LS Motorsports, LLC of Houston, Texas, has selected PartSmart Web, ARI’s web-based electronic parts catalog for use by their 300 dealers throughout the US. LS Motorsports is one of the largest importers and distributors of scooters, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes.
Under the agreement, ARI will develop and host PartSmart Web ASP to provide ongoing updates for the Diamo, Italijet and Fischer product lines. Using PartSmart Web, dealers will have on-demand access to the parts catalogs for each motorcycle, scooter, ATV and UTV product. In addition, dealers will be able to submit online purchase orders 24x7 using ARI’s Shopping Cart feature. LS Motorsports introduced PartSmart Web to their dealers at Dealer EXPO 2008 held in Indianapolis on February 16-18, 2008.
“Our goal was to provide our dealers with secure access to the Diamo USA, Italijet and Fischer websites with the ability to look up parts and pricing information and order online,” said Mathu Solo, president and owner of LS Motorsports. “Since ARI is a leader in the Power Sports Industry, we looked no further. We are confident that PartSmart Web will help our dealers reduce costs and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by providing them with access to the most accurate, up-to-date parts and pricing information available,” added Solo. According to Solo, LS Motorsports plans to add additional product lines in the future.
“LS MotorSports joins the growing number of power sports manufacturers and distributors who have selected ARI’s products and professional services to provide excellent service and support for their dealers,” said Brian E. Dearing, chairman and chief executive officer of ARI. “PartSmart Web is a proven, web-based electronic parts catalog that will allow their dealers to accurately and efficiently access the parts catalog information they need to better serve their customers. We welcome the opportunity to work with LS MotorSports and are committed to exceeding their current and future business needs,” added Dearing.
About LS MotorSports, LLC
LS Motorsports is one of the largest importers of scooters, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and dirt bikes. LS Motorsports is the parent company of Diamo USA, which was founded in 2003 to be the exclusive importer of the Diamo scooters and motorcycles. The Diamo brand, one of the fastest growing recreational product lines in the U.S., was founded on the desire to bring exciting and reliable products to the U.S. market. The company has warehouses and dealerships that extend across the U.S. and administrative offices in Houston, TX. The company’s product line has grown to encompass vehicles, parts and accessories. For more information, visit their website www.diamousa.com.
ARI is a leading provider of electronic parts catalogs and marketing services to dealers, distributors and manufacturers in the manufactured equipment markets. ARI currently serves more than 23,000 dealers, 75 manufacturers, and 152 distributors worldwide in about a dozen segments of the worldwide equipment market including outdoor power, power sports, ag equipment, recreation vehicle, floor maintenance, auto and truck parts aftermarket, marine and construction. For more information on ARI, visit our website www.arinet.com.