International WorkBoat Show
November 28 – 30, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Based in Wichita Falls, Texas, WPT Power Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of mechanical power transmission and winch products. Our products are used in heavy-duty industrial applications and are used to operate, control and transfer power and torque. Internationally, we sell our products in over 60 countries and serve customers in a varied group of industries, including Energy, Agriculture, Forestry, Marine, Mining, and Off-Highway to name a few. Our product portfolio includes Power Take-offs, hydraulic and pneumatic clutches and brakes, winches and hoists. WPT’s units are either integrated into products sold by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), or sold through industrial distributors.
Just 25 years old, WPT Power Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of mechanical power transmission equipment. Founded in 1992 by three partners as a privately owned engineering and manufacturing company, WPT began providing pneumatic clutches and brakes primarily for the Oil & Gas industry. Today we offer a wide range of product lines and services to the Agriculture, Dynamometer, Forestry, Marine, Metal Forming, Mining, and Off-Highway, Paper/Converting and Steel industries worldwide.
Starting in 1993, WPT Power began developing a network of experienced distributors who provide both technical and product application assistance to best serve our customers. The first US distributor signed was Gregory Rig Service in Odessa Texas. Only a few years later in 1996, Canada, Japan, Africa, and the United Kingdom became the first international distributor locations. Today there are over 40 distributors globally and WPT enjoys having established, long-term relationships with these partners. With this increase, sales followed the upward trend which led to the expansion of our physical operations as well. WPT expanded its home office in 2007 and operates a 29,000 square foot facility in Wichita Falls, Texas with 35 nonunion employees. Expansions have also been made to our facility in Shanghai increasing its size to 53,000 square feet.
Development from research of new technologies has led to several patents starting in 1993 with our very first product, the Power Grip Clutch. WPT Engineering works to enhance our existing products and develop new product applications for our growing base of customers which led to the formation of a Research and Development department in 2015. WPT’s R&D department has developed several patent pending products and has been recently granted patents for our Hydraulic Soft Start.