||Karlyn Industries is a family owned business
that was started by Mr. Hans Bierdumpfel in 1971. Hans was born and trained in
Germany as an Engineer and emigrated to the U.S. in 1949. He held leading
Engineering positions with such esteemed companies as Sonotone Corporation,
formerly of Elmsford/Cold Springs, N.Y. and Wells Manufacturing, of
Northvale N.J. before founding Karlyn Industries.
The company started producing the first U.S. made VW Beetle Ball
Joints and Tie Rod Ends, in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Today, Karlyn Industries has
branched out into suspension items for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Saab,
Honda, Hyundai/Kia plus a High Performance line of Spark Plug Ignition Cable Sets for
Asian, European & Domestic
is recognized as a leading manufacturer of Ignition Cable Sets for the
automotive aftermarket and as an Original Equipment Supplier. The
company manufactures and packages wire sets under different labels,
including their own brand-name, "S.T.I." (Spark Transfer
International). Karlyn's Engineering/Research Department is headed by Mr. Karl
Bierdumpfel, an engineer from Stevens
Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J. Karl listened to the market
which begged for a high-quality ignition cable set line
that was also cost effective. While
other wire set assemblers were becoming totally automated at the expense of
high quality detail, Karlyn Industries increased the hand work portion of
its operation to allow for the intricacies that are desired on certain
ignition cable sets. This resulted in a mass
appeal of Karlyn/STI ignition wire sets which is why they are the fastest
growing wire set line today.
In 2004, Mr. Karl Bierdumpfel assumed the
role as President of Karlyn Industries Inc.