June 03, 2009 09:01 ET

RONA Unveils New Products in HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT Lines

Affordable high quality products exclusive to RONA now available across the network

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON), the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, today unveiled new products in the HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT lines, the Company's own controlled brand of tools, now available across the network including Totem stores in Alberta and Reno-Depot in Quebec. HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT accessories and products are exclusive to RONA and make use of the latest technology in the professional tool industry.

"RONA is constantly innovating to remain at the forefront of trends and to always meet customers' evolving needs. Building on the success of RONA and RONA X-PERT lines, we redefined our strategy in terms of private label tools and are now offering HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT products in stores across our network," said Normand Dumont, RONA Executive Vice President, Merchandising. "With HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT we are able to offer first-grade products to professionals as well as serious do-it-yourselfers who look for the latest technology in terms of tools and related accessories," he concluded.

Long lasting, top quality and with superior performance, HAUSSMANN and HAUSSMANN XPERT tools and accessories are covered by a 3-year warranty. A total of 16 products are introduced today while more will be offered in fall 2009.

HAUSSMANN tools and accessories

9" Band Saw
10" Portable Sawbench
12" Sliding Compound Mitre Saw with laser
14.4 V Cordless drill
Lithium-ion 14.4 V Cordless drill
Mini Wood Lathe
Mitre Saw Stand
Set of 2" Brad Nailer and Compressor
Set of 4 18-V Cordless tools (includes 0-400/1300 RPM drill,
alternative saw, compact circular saw, LED worklight, 2 batteries,
1-hour charger and carrying bag)
Set of 18-V Drill and Impact Driver (includes 0-400/1300 RPM
drill, 0-2600 RPM and 0-2800 SPM impact driver, 2 batteries,
1-hour charger and carrying bag)

HAUSSMANN XPERT tools and accessories

6 1/8" Jointer
10" Jobsite Table Saw
13" Planer
18" Drum Sander
Belt Sander
Universal Portable Stand for Mitre Saw

About RONA

RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of close to 700 franchise, affiliate and corporate stores of various sizes and formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 15 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6.3 billion in annual retail sales. Visit

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