Bailey International, LLC. announced the acquisition of Sure Grip Controls, Inc., a manufacturer of joysticks, control grips and controllers for use on forestry, construction, and other mobile hydraulic equipment.
Headquartered in Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada, Sure Grip is a supplier for electro- hydraulic, general industrial and fluid power applications. The Company sells a broad product portfolio with over 1,200 SKUs to a diverse customer base of OEMs and distributors.
Sure Grip is focused on having the broadest possible options for configuration of handles and joysticks, and offers many interface options, including CANbus, direct electrical connections and proportional controls. The Company has also focused on operational excellence and industry leading response times to ensure customer satisfaction.
“The inclusion of Sure Grip into Bailey adds strength in the controller and human interface elements of electro-hydraulic systems and strongly supports our strategies for full systems design and implementation for our customers,” said Kevin Bailey, chief executive officer for Bailey.
“Our experienced team, with Bailey’s operational and strategic expertise, will allow Sure Grip to take full advantage of opportunities in our marketplace,” said Brent Kornelson, founder and chief executive officer for Sure Grip. “We are excited about the next step in our journey and have the right partner to help us accelerate Sure Grip’s growth.”
The transaction was completed on February 2, 2015.