Certified Power Solutions has announced the acquisition of Skarda Equipment Company—a fluid power distributor serving all major industries across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Through this acquisition, Certified Power will expand its geographic reach and strengthen offerings and capabilities in industrial and mobile fluid power applications.
“Skarda Equipment Company’s strong reputation and application knowledge in industrial fluid power are a perfect fit for Certified Power – we’re excited to serve Skarda’s customers with additional access to engineering and customization options,” said Jeffrey Keating, president of Certified Power Solutions. “We’re thrilled to be bringing the entire team from Skarda Equipment Company onboard and we’re committed to continue making strategic investments to grow our business.”
Skarda Equipment Company is known for its systems solutions and problem solving for electric, hydraulic and pneumatic applications, customized inventory programs, and offers value added services, including custom assemblies and control solutions. The company is also a system integrator that designs custom solutions for industrial electrical applications through its affiliate company, Controlled Motion Dynamics, Inc.—which is also part of the acquisition by Certified Power.
Skarda Equipment Company will be retaining its company name and locations, operating as a division of Certified Power Solutions. The company currently has approximately 50 employees; all of which will become part of the Certified Power family. In addition, vendors and customers will experience no interruption in products or services throughout the transition.
“We’re excited to join the Certified Power family. I’ve been looking for nearly a year for the right fit and we found the ideal partner in Certified Power,” said John Skarda, president of Skarda Equipment Company. “Our employees will have access to greater benefits offered by a larger company, and overall, our company will benefit by having a stronger footprint and more resources.”
“The acquisition of Skarda Equipment Company, along with its skilled team, allows our customers to benefit from their strong 50-plus year history as a fluid power distributor with a wide variety of readily available stock parts and a technical resource for custom needs. Culturally, our companies align through the industries we serve, our shared longevity, our existing capabilities, and our specialization in the design, integration and assembly of fluid power solutions for industrial and mobile applications,” notes Keating.