It was announced on January 7, 2022, that Tramec Sloan has acquired Penz Products, Inc. This is an exciting move for the heavy-duty parts industry, bringing together two established US manufacturers to broaden and strengthen manufacturing capabilities. In a year that has already seen other acquisitions, it appears the industry is well on its way to recovery.
About Penz Products
Penz Products is a diverse manufacturer, located in Mishawaka, Indiana, serving a variety of markets, principally commercial vehicles. It was founded in 1956 by Wally Penzenik and is led today by his two sons, Richard and David Penzenik. You can find out more about Penz Products and its history at penzproductsinc.com.
The company’s motto is ”Quality Parts for Quality Customers” which is a great fit for Tramec Sloan and the industry as a whole. It has decades of experience custom fabricating steel and plastic parts for a variety of applications. Some of the industries it has previously served include mass transit, recreation, locomotive, transportation, and trucking. Its portfolio of past projects is available to view here.
Tramec Sloan Has Acquired Penz Products to Expand Its Capabilities
With Penz Products, Tramec Sloan expands its capabilities to include thermoforming, vacuum forming, urethane foaming, and more. This allows Tramec Sloan to expand offerings to the commercial vehicle marketplace and increases capacity for metal forming, assembly, robotic welding, and other key capabilities. We look forward to seeing how this acquisition will support the heavy-duty parts industry.
Comments from the Companies’ Presidents
“Penz Products is a perfect complement to our existing product lines, target markets, and manufacturing capabilities,” said Mark Holm, President of Tramec Sloan. “We will begin leveraging their strengths immediately to better serve our customer base in North America and beyond, and we’re very excited about the thermoforming and urethane foam applications for the commercial vehicle industry.”
Gary Sullo, President & CEO of Tramec, LLC stated, “The addition of the Penz team, their product lines, and their manufacturing capabilities further strengthens Tramec’s strategy of acquiring high-quality U.S. based manufacturing companies to support our existing base of global customers, as well as expanding Tramec’s businesses to new markets.”
“We are excited to join the Tramec Sloan team,” said David Penzenik, President of Penz Products Steel Division. “Tramec Sloan is a very influential supplier to the commercial vehicle marketplace. We expect the collaboration of our teams to quickly produce opportunities for growth.”
About Tramec Sloan
U.S.-based Tramec Sloan manufactures and distributes products for heavy-duty commercial vehicles and industrial applications, including North American OE manufacturers and aftermarket distributors. Its mission is to manufacture and provide quality products with great service at an exceptional value for its partners.
Tramec Sloan operates facilities in Iola, Kansas; Galion, Ohio; Holland, Michigan and a Fleet Engineers Division in Muskegon, Michigan. Its products include a broad array of air and electrical delivery, brass components, spray control, door systems, premium cargo control, and numerous other truck and trailer components. Its commitment to quality means that it manufactures more than 75% of its products in-house.
Learn more about Tramec Sloan at tramecsloan.com.
About Tramec, LLC
Tramec, LLC operates numerous manufacturers and distributors participating in an array of vertical markets, including commercial vehicle and automotive, industrial, HVAC, lawn and garden, recreational vehicle, marine, construction, and agriculture.
Its divisions include Tramec Sloan, Tramec Hill Fastener, Esdan Plastics, Termico Technologies, Tramec Plastics & Composites, and Continental-Aero. Tramec LLC has a growing footprint of manufacturing sites throughout the United States and prides itself on the “Made in America” business model it has fostered throughout its history.