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Race Winning Brands Acquires Manley Performance

Race Winning Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC has added yet another acquisition, this time of Manley Performance Products, a top-tier manufacturer of high-performance pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, and valvetrain components.

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“We are excited to join the Race Winning Brands team and partner with a group that leads the racing industry in technology, manufacturing, and innovation,” said Manley Performance President, Trip Manley. “Our mission remains the same; to manufacture the finest quality internal engine components at competitive prices and offer unparalleled customer service.”

“Our goal at RWB is to lead racers to victory, and we do that by aligning with companies that are the best at what they do,” said Race Winning Brands President, Bob Bruegging. “Manley is a natural fit within our organization and this partnership is a tremendous opportunity to further grow our performance product lines.”


Originally founded by Hank Manley in 1966 as Manley Speed Equipment, Manley Performance’s humble beginnings have blossomed into a world class manufacturer. Over its 54 years in operation, Manley has built a reputation for quality, which has earned accolades and involvement with OEM manufacturers. Manley’s technological prowess has made the company an esteemed source for custom valves and its diverse product line provides customers with race-proven components for all motorsports. 

Race Winning Brands (RWB) is a manufacturer of racing and high-performance parts sold to automotive and powersports markets. RWB sources high-end pistons, engine blocks, cylinder heads, intake manifolds, connecting rods, crankshafts, clutches and other engine and driveline-related performance components. RWB markets its products through multiple prominent brands including JE Pistons, Wiseco Performance Products, K1 Technologies, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance, Rekluse Motor Sports, MGP Connecting Rods, ProX Racing Parts, and Dart Machinery. 

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