(Des Moines, Iowa) – January 23, 2012 – Concentric International is the new name, brand, and corporate identity for the international company formerly known as Iowa Export-Import (Global Solutions) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. A member of the Ruan family of companies, Concentric International is an established international provider of specialized products for markets throughout the world.

David Winkels, Senior Vice President, in announcing the name change, says the updated corporate identity reflects their mode of doing business for the company started more than 25 years ago, “Our clients, domestic and international, want complete solutions to their product and business needs and they appreciate our consultative and comprehensive approach to supplying their needs. Our new name reflects that presence and connectivity – it’s who we are”.

Concentric International, according to Winkels, is now strongly focused on the process of creating products and placing those products in defined product channels. The company offers innovative custom products to both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in four distinct groups:

  • Seat Solutions – agricultural construction, industrial and lawn and garden/utility seats.
  • Rubber Solutionsrubber mounted steel teeth for bailing equipment, forage harvesting equipment and specialty products.
  • Electrical and Control Solutions linear actuators, remote systems, high current relays.
  • Power Transmission Solutionsshaft couplers and collars, pulleys, sheaves, sprockets, hubs, roller chain, and keyed shafts for mechanical power transmission.

Winkels, who led the company’s re-branding effort, emphasized the quality of products and services required in today’s global market, “Our clients are looking for the efficiencies an international supplier provides – they expect economies and high quality – and Concentric International is well-positioned to provide both excellent products and premier customer service across all product lines”.

About Concentric International

Since 1983, Concentric International (formerly Iowa Export-Import) has helped create cost saving revenue generation for customers worldwide by selling, developing and supplying globally sourced, high-quality products and components. With decades of experience and strategic supplier relationships around the world, Concentric International provides end-to-end service, including product development and improvement, rapid prototyping, supply chain integration, warehousing and more.  For more information about Concentric International, visit www.concentricintl.com

About Ruan

Founded in 1932, Ruan is a family-owned, privately held company of business interests including transportation, transportation management, financial services, vehicle rental, and real estate management. Additionally, Ruan endows the World Food Prize, the foremost international award recognizing excellence and progress in overcoming global food production and distribution challenges while inspiring new generations to embrace the cause. For more information about Ruan, visit www.ruan.com.

For additional information, please contact David Winkels, Concentric International, dwinkels@concentricintl.com