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BlackHawk Industrial Distribution Inc., Tulsa, OK, has acquired Fuchs Machinery Inc., an industrial distributor based in Omaha, NE. Fuchs is the third acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial and follows the recent acquisitions of Duncan Industrial Solutions and Rogers Industrial.
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With this acquisition, BlackHawk expands its geographic footprint into the Midwest and Northern Rockies regions on the U.S. with new locations in Omaha and Denver.
Bill Scheller, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial and former CEO of ORS Nasco, said that the company, in partnership with Brazos Private Equity Partners, is looking to acquire additional U.S.-based industrial distributors.
"Fuchs Machinery is a great example of the type of acquisitions we are looking to add to BlackHawk Industrial. Fuchs Machinery is a strong regional player with a great reputation that maintains a leadership and business culture that values its customer and vendor relationships while maintaining its ability to have a strong technical and value-added selling focus in the local market," he said.
Tom Berger, who leads Fuchs, will continue to lead the Fuchs Machinery Division.