Press Release | Wiha Tools
MONTICELLO, MN – June 12, 2023
Wiha Tools, a leading global manufacturer of premium hand tools, and JDC-Miller MotorSports, the accomplished racing team, are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership. Their pairing aims to drive success on and off the racetrack and lead the charge into electric integration in endurance racing.
The collaboration between Wiha Tools and JDC-Miller MotorSports brings together two entities renowned for their commitment to precision, performance, and innovation. Both share a passion for excellence and a dedication to pushing boundaries. JDC-Miller MotorSports will be piloting the all-new Porsche 963 this season. The 963 is a 670-horsepower racer bound for the new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class in the WeatherTech Championship. It's powered by a twin-turbo, 4.6-liter V-8 internal combustion engine mated to the single-source high-performance hybrid powertrain that utilizes components from Williams Advanced Engineering, Bosch, and Xtrac.
Wiha has a long-standing reputation for producing high-quality, durable hand tools trusted by professionals around the world. Their products have played a key role in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Offering more than 3,500 products and employing more than 1,400 people, they’ve built a highly respectable company and they’re ready to take it to new heights. Wiha’s partnership with JDC-Miller MotorSports allows them to extend their reach into the fast-paced and exciting world of motorsports - a new frontier they plan to excel in.
Based in Savage, Minnesota, JDC-Miller MotorSports has an impressive track record in the motorsports industry, with numerous victories and podium finishes. Claiming a record 32 consecutive IMSA Prototype Lite wins as a team, they're committed to performance and excellence. The team's strategic approach, and drive for success align perfectly with Wiha Tools’ core values. By joining forces, both entities aim to leverage their expertise and resources to achieve even greater heights in the world of racing and innovation, as well as bring home some trophies.
As part of the partnership, Wiha will become an associated sponsor partner and the exclusive tool supplier for JDC-Miller MotorSports. The team's crew members will benefit from access to Wiha Tool’s comprehensive range of premium tools, enabling them to work efficiently and effectively in the demanding motorsports environment. Wiha Tools’ products are known for their durability, ergonomic design, and superior performance, making them a valuable asset to any team.
"We are excited to partner with JDC-Miller MotorSports and contribute to their continued success in the motorsports arena," said Wade Krinke, VP of Marketing and Product Development. "We're confident we’ll thrive here, and we can’t wait to get started."
John Church, Co-owner of JDC-Miller MotorSports, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "Wiha’s reputation for excellence in their industry perfectly complements our team's commitment to precision and performance. Their support will undoubtedly enhance our operations and help us achieve our goals."
The partnership between Wiha Tools and JDC-Miller MotorSports exemplifies the shared pursuit of excellence, innovation, and performance in their respective fields. With their combined expertise, they are poised to achieve remarkable results both on and off the racetrack.
About Wiha Tools
Founded in 1939, Wiha is a leading global manufacturer of hand tools and solutions for professional tradespeople and industrial markets. Currently, over 1,400 Wiha employees manufacture and market award-winning Wiha premium tools. A host of awards underline that Wiha has set the standard in functionality, design, and quality.
The family-owned company is recognized as a TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized German enterprise and received the Manufacturing Excellence Award (MX Award) as the best German SME (Small Medium Enterprise). Wiha's innovative approach offers added value and user benefits in terms of increased efficiency and functionality in everyday work.
Willi Hahn Corporation USA dba Wiha Tools is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wiha Werkzeuge Gmbh Schonach, Germany. Wiha Tools is the largest Wiha subsidiary, offering over 4,000 products from our Monticello, Minnesota-based North American Headquarters. Wiha USA services North, Central, and South America. With over 80 years of manufacturing experience, Wiha has become a world leader in producing premium quality German hand tools focusing on application-driven design engineered specifically for professional tradespeople.
About JDC-Miller MotorSports
What began as a small operation focused on Formula Ford customer programs has grown significantly over the years. The Formula Ford program evolved into the USF2000 and Star Mazda Championships where JDC found great success.
In 2011, JDC made its first step into the IMSA Series competing in the IMSA Prototype Lites Series. JDC claimed a record 32 consecutive IMSA Prototype Lites wins as a team. IMSA is where JDC decided to stay and expand the team by entering the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series and ultimately contending in the top level as well, which is now known as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Today, the JDC and JDC-Miller MotorSports teams include the Porsche LMDh in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Audi LMS TCR in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, and the Duqueine LMP3 in the WeatherTech Championship Series. JDC’s 24,000-square-foot facility is based in Savage, MN.
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