News - 11/16/2004

Modine's Aftermarket Division Implements Wrenchead's Comprehensive Distribution Management Solution to Power U.S. Aftermarket Locations.

Contact: Jeanette Monick Wrenchead, Inc. 914.697.9417

White Plains, NY - November 15, 2004 - Wrenchead, Inc., a leader in Distribution Management Systems, Electronic Catalog and Ebusiness Solutions, today announced that Modine Manufacturing Company, a worldwide leader in heat-transfer, has successfully implemented Wrenchead's distribution management software, ebusiness solution, and electronic catalog in all of its Aftermarket Division U.S. distribution outlets to power its Aftermarket business initiatives.

Modine Manufacturing Company is an independent, worldwide leader in heat-transfer technology serving vehicular, industrial, commercial, and building-HVAC (heating, ventilating, air-conditioning) markets. Modine develops, manufactures, and markets heat exchangers and systems for use in various OEM (original equipment manufacturer) applications and for sale to the automotive aftermarket (as replacement parts). Modine's Aftermarket Division distributes and sells Aftermarket products under the brand names Modine and Air ProŽ.

In today's market, Modine's Aftermarket faces increased competition and tighter margins. MacCelTM will strengthen our capabilities to increase sales, improve inventory performance and improve customer service.

"We have implemented a comprehensive solution from Wrenchead that leverages technology to streamline our aftermarket and distribution operations," says Lyman Tschanz, General Manager of Modine's Aftermarket Division. "We challenged Wrenchead with an aggressive rollout schedule to convert our operating systems so that the change was transparent to our customers. MacCel delivered, standing behind their products, services, and commitments every step of the way. We are very pleased with the total systems solution provided by MacCel."

Wrenchead's products are the Industry's leading standards based products and are used by over 50% of the Industry's largest parts distributors. Products engineered with Next Generation technology and industry knowledge give Wrenchead's customers the competitive advantage.

"MacCel is the industry's best Enterprise level distribution management solution and that is being proven everyday with Industry leading companies like Modine selecting it to give them the edge", said Stan Gowisnock, EVP Wrenchead, Inc. In addition, our Electronic Catalog and Nexpart Product are the fastest growing ebusiness solutions in the market today. The reason for that is simple; the product provides the coverage, accuracy and functionality that parts distributors need. We work hard to engineer solutions that add value to our customers business so they don't have to."

About Wrenchead

Wrenchead, Inc. is a leader in innovative and industry proven Distribution Management solutions. Wrenchead produces Electronic Catalog, Warehouse/Store, Chain Store and E-business Solutions for distribution operations. Wrenchead's products increase revenue, reduce returns and improve customer service all at a lower cost. Wrenchead does business with over half of the Top 50 Auto parts distributors in North America and 20 Fortune 500 Companies. Investors in Wrenchead include Polaris Venture Partners, The Canopy Group and Goldman Sachs.

About Modine Manufacturing Company Founded in 1916, Modine Manufacturing Company is a $1.2 billion company specializing in thermal management systems and components, bringing heating and cooling technology and solutions to diversified global markets. Modine's products are used in light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) equipment, industrial equipment, refrigeration systems, fuel cells and electronics. The Company employs more than 8,500 people at 35 facilities worldwide. More information about Modine can be found at

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