Kim Supply Sold to Private Equity Player

Private equity firm Amnis has acquired Kim Supply, a catalog distributor of carwash equipment and supplies and a manufacturer of self-serve carwash equipment.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amnis will continue to operate the business as Kim Supply. The company sells products such as pumps, hoses and tubing, vaccums, cleaning chemicals and water treatment supplies.

Kim Supply was founded in 1954 as an agricultural equipment manufacturer and wholesaler. His son Tom, who eventually became CEO, recognized the commercial potential of the emerging carwash industry and began to shift the company’s emphasis toward supplying the carwash market.

Tim Kimsey died in August 2007 of cancer; his wife, Linda Kimsey, took over the Kansas City, MO-based company and oversaw the sale to Amnis.

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