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Tonkin names DHS as U.S. distributor

By Nick Bullock
Published: August 15, 2013
Tonkin Replicas
Following its licensing acquisition of Cat construction models, Tonkin Replicas Inc. names DHS Diecast Collectables its U.S. distributor.
DHS Diecast Collectables will now distribute Tonkin Replicas’ full line in the United States.

DHS announced the deal with Tonkin on Aug. 1. The distribution agreement includes the new series of Cat construction models, which will arrive in the fall, according to a press release.

“We are sure that Chuck Sword and his team will do a great job meeting our customer service standards,” said Luc Lebel, regional sales director for Tonkin, in the release. “DHS will distribute the Tonkin Replicas products throughout the USA to hobby retailers.”

Tonkin obtained the Cat licensing earlier this year. The company plans to build and release 10¬–13 Cat construction models in 2013 and even more in the following years.

For more information about DHS, contact Chuck Sword at +1 440 816 1882, visit or email