ed Keating started TKT Sales out of his 3-car garage in 2000, What started out as just something to occupy his spare time has turned into a true success story for a one-time misdirected stoner.
hile working at an Allison Transmission distributor in Philadelphia PA, Ted needed something to stay busy and started to take on some side work to fill the days before going to work the night shift. Mostly working on small automotive transmissions to avoid any conflicts with his employer. In doing automotive repairs, Ted needed a place to purchase quality used parts to keep repair costs competitive for customers and in doing so these suppliers soon started coming to Ted for used parts for their Allison customers. Ted saw the opportunity and the need for a supplier of Allison Transmission parts from someone who really knew the products and within a year had leased 5000 sq ft of a large 20,000 sq ft warehouse just a half a mile from his home, how convenient. That 5000 sq ft became 10,000 sq ft within another year and by the time the business moved to NC Ted had occupied nearly the entire warehouse.
n 2009 Ted Purchased a 42,000 sq ft warehouse in Yanceyville NC. This location was not nearly as conveniently located as being right off the Interstate in Philadelphia but since 99.9% of his business was always wholesale orders that shipped out with UPS, he did not really need, nor could afford, commercial property with that convenience. The move to NC started mid-2010 being completed by Jan 1, 2011.
n 2020 TKT Sales purchased the Intellectual property and assets for both the Allison Industrial Torque Converter product line and the CL(B)T4460/HT70
Product lines from Stewart & Stevenson, these products now make up our TKT Brand of products. Also, in 2020 TKT Sales purchased a large portion of the remaining AT/MT
series service parts from Allison Transmission after the decision was made to end support of these product lines.
ho knows what the future holds for TKT Sales? We will continue our efforts in supporting the ITC/4460
as well as all other commercial Allison Transmission products and hopefully continue in adding new products as often as we can.
ed offers a sincere THANK YOU
to all his customers who have supported TKT sales over the years.
Allison® is a registered trademark of Allison Transmission Inc. TKT Sales is an independent distributor and not affiliated with Allison Transmission Inc.