Gunslinger Customs Adds Tribologix to Its Business Portfolio
Tier One Custom Paint Supplier Acquires Leading Edge Coating Company
Golden, Colorado: Gunslinger Customs, the market leading custom paint manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Tribologix Inc. and strengthens its selection of services.
Nearly one-third of all usable energy is lost to friction. This is what makes Tribologix a valuable partner to numerous industries where conventional lubrications do not work. Tribologix specializes in the reduction of friction and wear through high-tech, thin film coatings, advanced lubrication and extensive testing. They have become the trusted name in surface engineering and specialize in extreme environment applications. This acquisition will not only help Tribologix continue to serve as a highly regarded coating and tribology expert, but will allow Triboloigix to conquer unknown territories that might have otherwise been unreachable due to the company’s size and capacity.
“Our opportunity repertoire is diverse, but as a seven-person shop, we were hitting our own limitations,” said Tribologix Owner Andras L Korenyi-Both. “Because we serve industries that cannot fail, we needed a strong partnership backing (like Gunslinger) to take us to the next level,” adding Korenvi-Both.
Despite being considered a small operation, Tribologix has worked with several well-known, high-powered clients including the U.S. Air Force and NASA. Tribologix was responsible for enhancing specialty gears on the Mars Science Lab Rover. The company is also known for being the sole sourced surface engineering experts for many mission critical applications and has earned several space flight approvals. One of Tribologix’s smart coating technologies, i-Kote, is a self-healing adaptive solid film lubricant coating that holds the world’s record for the lowest coefficient of friction material (0.025) measured directly in space.
Gunslinger and Tribologix share core values and will significantly enhance the service offerings to the market, ensuring quality is kept at the heart of their comprehensive range of solutions. Gunslinger’s six-sigma, factory reproduction processes, cutting-edge artwork and coating techniques are considered some of the best in the industry. Gunslinger plans on transferring this knowledge and expertise to Tribologix to move them in the direction of large-scale production.
“As a tier-one supplier, Gunslinger has a lot to offer in terms of diversity in the industry,” said Gunslinger Owner, Dave Call. “With our lean process manufacturing and rigorous quality operations expertise, we can aid in the continued success and future growth for Tribologix,” added Call.
Tribologix will remain under its nationally-known identity but will now be part of the wider Gunslinger Customs group of companies.
About Gunslinger Custom Paint: Located in Golden, Colorado, Gunslinger is the industry leader in paint manufacturing and custom design. Established in 2003, Gunslinger began as a business concept in the back of the owner’s auto body shops in Denver, Colo. As a Tier One supplier for one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the U.S., Gunslinger understands the importance of meeting partners’ needs and exceeding expectations. It is not your typical paint shop. They have witnessed first-hand the benefits experienced by partners through their processes and efficiency. www.gcpaint.com.
About Tribologix: Tribologix was established by Andras L. Korenyi-Both in 2005 to develop and support surface engineering solutions to reduce friction and wear in extreme environments where conventional lubricants do not work.
The Tribologix team represents a successful collaboration of proven scientists and leaders from diverse technical and business backgrounds. Tribologix has contracts with DOD – Air Force, Navy, DOE, NASA- JPL and commercial aerospace and motorsport companies for friction and wear reducing technologies. Tribologix relocated to Golden back in August 2012 from Dayton Ohio.