The three companies have been in business for 289 years combined, offer the largest breadth of recycled materials baling solutions, operate four manufacturing locations and support the largest global installed base of balers for recyclables. While each company will continue to operate individually, the new structure will bring to market unmatched recycling and waste compaction solutions. As a result of the divisional focus, the individual businesses will realize benefits through best practices sharing, process standardization, organizational optimization and consolidated corporate reporting.
“We began building our ownership position in these companies back in 1979,” says Greg King, president and CEO of Avis. “As an industrial holding company focused on long-term investment and growth, Avis is committed to optimizing the value and solutions these companies offer to their customers and team members. Our capital base allows us to support their business operations, which ensures unmatched support for their customers.”
“We are pleased to announce that D.J. VanDeusen will serve as the president of the Recycling & Waste Equipment Division in addition to his current role as president and general manager of Harris” King says. Dave Kowaleski, president and general manager of American Baler and Roger Griffin, president and general manager of International Baler will continue in their leadership roles and provide support for the integration activities associated with the new division.
“Bringing these three renowned businesses and their teams more closely together will provide unprecedented solution capabilities to our recycling and waste industry customers. It will allow us to deliver new units and parts support on shorter cycle times, provide optimized field service coverage, and generate broader advancement opportunities for our team members,” VanDeusen says.
“In a world of constant change, these companies are all built on a heritage of performance, reliability and support. Working together we will be able to harness that heritage more effectively, allowing us to offer greater innovation and value for our customers,” he adds.
The combined product offering of the Recycling & Waste Equipment Division includes single-ram, horizontal, two ram, ferrous and specialty balers, scrap metal and automobile shear/baler/loggers, heavyduty shredders and high volume waste and scrap compactors.
Based in Upland, Indiana, Avis Industrial is a privately held industrial holding company. Through its 11 wholly owned subsidiaries, each trusted brands in their sectors, Avis is an innovative and diversified global supplier of quality products and creative solutions.