IROCK Acquires Indy Equipment

Equipment company says the purchase will include Indy’s fabrication and manufacturing divisions.

October 5, 2012
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products

IROCK, a manufacturer of crushing and screening equipment, has announced the acquisition of Indy Equipment, in nearby Independence, Ohio. IROCK says in a press release the move marks a significant step in furthering its long-term business strategy of investing in growth, technology and quality assurance to meet the needs of its expanding customer base in the aggregates and recycling industries. The acquisition encompasses Indy Equipment’s fabrication and manufacturing division.

IROCK, based in Valley View, Ohio, notes that while the official acquisition is new, the relationship between the two companies has been in existence for more than 20 years. IROCK was established in 1992 with Indy Equipment as a strategic partner providing expertise in equipment design, engineering and manufacturing. The original partnership strengthened IROCK’s manufacturing process by ensuring high quality, purpose-built equipment for its dealers and end-user customers, reflecting Independence Recycling Inc.’s (Indy Equipment’s sister company) firsthand knowledge and experience in the crushing and screening industry.

IROCK’s acquisition brings the entire manufacturing process, from initial design to final quality assurance, under one umbrella for a more streamlined process.

“Our focus has always been on providing the highest quality equipment solutions to our customers, and we’re proud to have maintained that commitment,” says Bob Nelson, IROCK’s general manager. “This acquisition brings the expertise and manufacturing efficiency that we’ve accessed through our strategic partnership under one roof, which will optimize efficiency and product quality, while maintaining our commitment to meeting the highest of standards.”

Ken Taylor, president and owner of IROCK, says the acquisition is part of a natural transition to go from being a partner to acquiring Indy Equipment. “Indy Equipment was an ideal fit for us from the start, sharing similar values in regards to customer service and quality in design, engineering and manufacturing. It has been a strong partnership for years, and we’re pleased to take it one step further to work more closely and seamlessly together.”