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Industrial Electronic Controls acquired by SureGrip Controls


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Sure Grip Controls Inc., a subsidiary of Bailey International LLC, (Bailey) has announced the acquisition of Rockford, IL-based, Industrial Electronic Controls (IEC).

The acquisition will expand Sure Grip Control’s product portfolio and provide additional expertise in electronic throttles, displays and sensor manufacturing as Sure Grip Controls continues to develop and grow IECs business.

Ken Baker, CEO of Bailey International said that combining IEC’s products with Sure Grip Controls’ existing portfolio allows the company to offer a broad range of electronic controls products to the market: “The addition of IEC’s products will help us fulfil our vision to provide mobile and industrial equipment manufacturers with a fuller range of products and expand our fingertip-to-tooltip offering.”

Darren Lockyer, Vice President of Bailey International’s Electronics Business Unit, said: “We look forward to providing more products, additional capabilities and continued excellent service to our customers.”

Beyond complementary product portfolios, Sure Grip Controls and IEC are both developing highly customised controls for heavy equipment applications in agriculture, construction, forestry, transportation and beyond. Both companies employ rigorous processes to design, engineer, manufacture, and quality-test products to ensure they withstand constant use in even the most rugged environments.

Joe Benjamin, Owner of Industrial Electronic Controls, commented: “If there is one company in the mobile electronics control industry that matches our engineering capabilities and approach, it’s Sure Grip Controls.

“I am very excited that Sure Grip shares a very similar culture to IEC of unsurpassed service to their customers, which will make for a smooth and seamless transition for our much valued customers.”

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