Engineered equipment leader Duravant expands material handling product offerings in North America with QC Industries acquisition.
Duravant, a global engineered equipment manufacturer serving the food processing, packaging, and material handling sectors, announced it has acquired QC Industries, a conveyor systems manufacturer headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. The investment extends Duravant’s material handling product portfolio with in-process conveying solutions and strengthens the company’s integration and automation capabilities.
QC Industries has designed and manufactured high quality conveyor systems for over 35 years and is acclaimed for driving design and performance innovations in low-profile conveyance products. The product portfolio includes belt conveyor systems for automation, sanitary, and industrial applications and includes a broad range of standard quick-ship models through highly custom solutions that are easily integrated as part of an OEM offering or completely automated line. Supported by best-in-class engineering, QC Industries has also simplified the configuring and quoting process by offering an online configuration system that utilizes an intelligent virtual assistant to conveniently guide customers through selecting and designing a conveyor solution.
“We are pleased to welcome QC Industries to the family of Duravant Operating Companies,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “The team at QC Industries has done a wonderful job of establishing itself as an innovative leader of manufactured conveyors and is extremely well-respected in the marketplace. We look forward to continuing QC Industries’ focus on developing long-term relationships with its customers, a value which all the Duravant Operating Companies hold in very high esteem.”
David Dornbach, CEO of QC Industries, said, “Our team is very excited about becoming part of the Duravant family. This partnership will allow us access to broader resources that will help us accelerate our commitment to delivering innovative products and customer-centric solutions to our global customer base.”
“Our partnership with QC Industries complements our overall solutions offering across our processing, packaging, and material handling sectors,” adds Mr. Kachmer. “Duravant has experienced tremendous growth in recent years by connecting our customers to more value-added solutions. QC Industries brings added strength to that connection.”
QC Industries serves end customers as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators across a wide array of industries and applications. QC Industries’ products are designed to easily integrate as part of assembly or packaging lines, marking and coding machinery, and semi and fully automatic robotic systems.