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350 Woodview Avenue

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

United States

Phone: 408-782-6686

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The Coast Distribution System, Inc. supplies replacement parts, and accessories for recreational vehicles (RVs), to RV dealers, supply stores and service centers in North America. The company markets its proprietary products under its own brand-names in competition with or, in some cases that complement products from, traditional manufacturers of RV parts, supplies and accessories. For the most part, its proprietary products comprise products that are needed or used by RV customers on a regular or recurring basis, such as trailer hitches, plastic wastewater tanks, vent lids, stabilizing jacks and battery boxes. Products The company supplies or distributes approximately 11,000 products and serves approximately 13,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada, from 13 regional distribution centers in the United States that are located in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin and 4 regional distribution centers in Canada located, respectively, in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The RV products that the company distributes include antennae, vents, electrical items, towing equipment and hitches; portable generators and appliances, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves and ranges; LP gas equipment; portable toilets and plumbing parts, hardware and tools; specialized recreational vehicle housewares, chemicals and supplies; and various accessories, such as ladders, jacks, fans, load stabilizers, outdoor furniture, mirrors and compressors. Proprietary Products Strategy and Sales: The company has introduced into the RV Aftermarket various products, which are manufactured specifically for it, usually on an exclusive basis, by different independent manufacturers, based primarily in Asia. These products consist of products that are needed or used by RV consumers on a regular or recurring basis, such as trailer hitches and other towing equipment, plastic wastewater tanks, vent lids, stabilizing jacks, battery boxes, and LED lighting. The proprietary products manufactured for the company also include portable generators. Suppliers The company’s major suppliers include Airexcel, Inc. and Zhejiang Xingyu Industry & Trade Co., Ltd. Customers The company’s customers include primarily RV dealers, who purchase optional equipment and accessories for new recreational vehicles and replacement and repair parts for their service departments; independent RV supply stores and service centers that purchase parts, supplies and accessories for resale to owners of RVs and for their service centers; and specialty retailers, which purchase its products to sell either in their stores or online. Seasonality Generally, the company had significantly higher sales during the six-month period from March through August than it does during the remainder of the year when winter weather conditions result in reductions in purchases and in the usage of RVs and, therefore, also in the demand for the products it sells. History The Coast Distribution System, Inc. was founded in 1977. The company was incorporated in California in 1977, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1998.

 

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