January 10, 2006

Hartmann Wheels Acquires Achtuning’s Brand Name and Website
Source: Hartmann Wheels

Hartmann Wheels of Redmond, WA has purchased the brand name and associated website of Redmond, WA based Achtuning LLC. Hartmann Wheels is excited to add this successful grouping to their specialty boutique of aftermarket products for Audi's and other European cars.

Customers familiar with Achtuning have come to rely on Achtuning.com for access to the top performance brands. Operating since 2002, Achtuning has become one of the most recognizable brands in Audi tuning.

Bill Spencer of Hartmann Wheels, in business since 1980, is excited to offer the quality products found at Achtuning.com with the quality service that Hartmann Wheels is known for. Spencer says, "Achtuning did a great job establishing their brand within the marketplace however they never had the resources to really achieve their potential. With their name and our resources and solid customer service reputation, we know that we will be able to see Achtuning.com achieve its true potential."

The acquisition of Achtuning’s well-established website (http://www.achtuning.com) will allow customers even greater access to Hartmann wheels . They hope to make Achtuning.com the premier website for all of your European performance needs.

Achtuning's founder, Joshua Decker, has decided to leave the tuning shop business to focus his efforts on his successful aftermarket racing seat company, Status Racing Inc. (www.statusracing.com) Regarding this transition, Decker says "This is a great opportunity for everyone involved. Hartmann Wheels has the resources and solid customer service reputation needed to see the Achtuning brand achieve it's potential. I'm sad to leave but I'm excited to know that the name I created will live on and hopefully become the success I always imaged it could be."

If you have any reason to contact the previous management of Achtuning regarding a previous order, you can send an email to achtuning@gmail.com and someone will reply to your inquiry.