K-TEC EARTHMOVERS AND ASHLAND INDUSTRIES
Based in Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada and Ashland, Wisconsin, USA - www.ka.equipment.com
Acquired Date: 2022
K-Tec & Ashland are the industry leading manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers and implements for the construction, mining, and agriculture end-markets. The two scraper brands previously joined forces in a 2020 merger, providing for production facilities in Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada and Ashland, Wisconsin, USA.
Ashland has a deep heritage of success in the agricultural and industrial construction markets, while K-Tec’s quality, rugged earthmoving equipment excels in the heavy construction and mining markets.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario - www.bluegiant.com
Acquired Date: 2008
Blue Giant was founded in 1963 in Brampton, Ontario
as a manufacturer of dock levelers and hand pallet trucks. During the 1980s, the business expanded product lines to include stackers, dock lifts, scissor lifts, and its manufacturing plant increased to 100,000 sq.ft. The ownership of the company transitioned to Kinperium in 2008.
Currently Blue Giant is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and distributing of loading dock systems and material handling equipment, including dock levelers, ground-level lifts, vehicle restraints, electronic controls, dock and door guards, door seals and shelters, and HVLS fans.
Kinperium invested over $10 million in 2018 to create a long term sustainable company and support the growth plans of Blue Giant. The result is a new state of the art 150,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility with advanced robotics and modular production.
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina - www.bluegiant.com
Acquired Date: 2013
Kinperium launched Blue Giant LLC in 2013 to provide a complete product line of dock seals and shelters. The business originally operated out of a 19,000 sq.ft. plant and warehouse.
In order to support the growth of Blue Giant LLC, the manufacturing facility was doubled to 40,000 sq.ft. in 2019. This new facility is equipped with automated manufacturing equipment and advanced production systems.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky - www.bluegiant.com
Acquired Date: 2020
Kinperium acquired the business of Verti-Lift Inc in October 2020 leading to the launch of Blue Giant Lifts LLC. Combining Verti-Lift’s high quality lift table product offering with Blue Giant’s world class technical & customer support will allow Blue Giant Lifts to be a premier In-Plant solution provider.
Based in Lenexa, Kansas - www.united-rotary.com
Acquired Date: 2019
Founded in 1990, URB is North America’s largest manufacturer of sweeper brooms for the road sweeping and airport runway sweeping markets. The company has eight manufacturing and stocking facilities across the US and Canada. The business provides a superior quality line of products to a diversified customer base.
Since the acquisition in late 2019 by Kinperium Industries, Kinperium has partnered with URB management to develop a strategic plan to facilitate growth and modernize the manufacturing operations.