Gardner Denver Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Best Aire Inc., a U.S. distributor of compressed air and gas products, serving the Ohio market through its headquarters in Millbury, Ohio, with additional distribution operations in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Indianapolis.
intends to increase its focus on aftermarket sales and service, including
adding distribution channels, if necessary, to enhance our ability to better
serve our end-users worldwide," says Barry Pennypacker, president and
chief executive officer of Gardner Denver. "I am very pleased to add Best
Aire to Gardner Denver's compressor operations in North America. This business
provides a good base business in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan that will allow for
expansion of product lines and aftermarket parts and service to a critical
customer base in the Midwestern U.S."