Associated Equipment Corp.

St. Louis,  MO 
United States
  • Booth: 4826

Associated Equipment Corp., St. Louis, MO, founded in 1948 and family-owned, provides innovative battery management tools and underhood service equipment for the professional automotive, trucking, fleet and industrial markets. Approved for OEM vehicle manufacturers and dealerships, Associated’s primary product portfolio, U.S. designed, patented and assembled, includes professional electrical system charging and testing products, a full line of Intellamatic® smart chargers for all battery types, portable power, booster cables, clamps and accessories.  AEC imports a line of rechargeable professional portable shop lighting, bench chargers, maintainers, memory savers and jump starters under the ATEC® brand.  Associated’s mission is to provide reliable, high quality battery management technology products for professional automotive/fleet technicians and shop owners. AEC also designs and manufactures a full line of fume extractors, downdraft tables and ambient air cleaners for the industrial welding industry under the Ace Industrial Products, ASSOCIATED and WeldSense brands.

Brands: Associated Equipment, ATEC from Associated Equipment

 Press Releases

  • ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Associated Equipment Corporation (AEC) announces the KS401 Professional Heavy Duty Industrial Jump Start was selected as winner of MOTOR Magazine’s prestigious Top 20 Tools Award.  The KS401 is featured in the September 2016 issue as a new, exciting and innovative product for professional technicians and shop owners.

    “While jump starters are not new to this industry, the KS401 was designed and patented here in the US keeping professional technicians in mind.  All of the unique tooling was made in the St. Louis area, including the proprietary injection molds for the KS401 housing, minimizing the possibility of “copy-cat” products”, stated Kim Cottle, President and CEO of Associated Equipment, “we want to provide a product that has long term value for our customers.”

    The unique and ergonomic design has a heavy-duty impact-resistant case and rubberized base to survive accidental drops.  Plastisol-coated steel clamps and industry-leading 84” cables are replaceable in the field making the unit highly serviceable and unlike any other portable power unit on the market.

    Gary Mackey, VP of Global Sales and Marketing of AEC adds “technicians want sturdy, serviceable products that make their jobs easier to do.  Another unique and key feature of the KS401 is what is called, “lite diagnostics”.  This means that when hooked to the vehicle battery the KS401 will measure and display the voltage output of the vehicle battery, and when the vehicle is started, the KS401 will measure and display the alternator output of the vehicle eliminating the need for another tool such as a voltmeter.”

    Model KS401 was introduced in May 2016.

    Associated Equipment Corporation designs, patents and assembles, in St. Louis, Missouri, a full line of heavy duty battery charging, testing and portable power solutions, as well as booster cables and clamps, for automotive, aircraft and recreational vehicle use for a worldwide customer base.  AEC also provides OEM approved equipment for major automotive manufacturers.  AEC designs, imports and quality assures product under ATEC® brand with unique packaging targeting commercial channels.  Associated Equipment Corp. provides a full line of fume extractors, downdraft tables and ambient air cleaners for the welding industry under the Ace Industrial Products and WeldSense™ brands.


 Onsite Contact

Onsite Contact Name
Gary Mackey
Onsite Contact Title
Vice President
Onsite Contact Email
Export Contact Name & Title
Ed Cheung,Director of Global Business Development
Products we export:
Accessories: Trucks
Regions we export to:
Asia, Canada, Europe, Mexico/South & Central America/Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania/South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Trading arrangements we seek:
Direct Sales