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Trystar Acquires Manufacturers in Wisconsin & Quebec

The portable and power products maker has added Macromatic Industrial Controls (Waukesha, WI) and Primax Technologies (Point-Claire, Quebec).

Portable and industrial power products maker Tryster (Faribault, MN) acquired fellow manufacturers in Wisconsin and Canada in the form of Macromatic Industrial Controls and Primax Technologies.

Based in Waukesha, WI, Macromatic engineers and manufactures industrial controls, monitoring and protection products designed to maintain productivity. The company’s relays make data available for continuous monitoring, real-time alerts and troubleshooting in smart connected control systems. 

Macromatic was founded in 1975 and is managed by President and CEO Steve Sundlov. It has 37 employees consisting of design and manufacturing engineers, administrative and production staff and regional sales managers.

“The acquisition of Macromatic supports Trystar’s mission to help customers maximize uptime,” Trystar CEO A.J. Smithy said in a news release. “Traditionally, we have accomplished this by enhancing power control, reliability, quality, and continuity through docking stations, power conditioners, UPS and other power infrastructure solutions. With the acquisition of Macromatic, we are adding to the monitoring capabilities brought to us through the Cyber Sciences acquisition in mid-2023 and increasing our focus on the uptime and productivity of our customers’ operations.”

Primax, based in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, produces utility and industrial-grade AC and DC uninterruptible power systems, DC-to-AC inverters, AC-to-DC rectifiers, and AC and DC distribution panels leveraging lithium-ion, nickel-cadmium and lead-acid batteries and related technology.

The company was founded in 1993 and has 61 employees consisting of design and manufacturing engineers, managers and specialists covering sales, marketing and administration.

“The acquisition of Primax complements Trystar’s portfolio of high-quality electrical power solutions with additional capabilities for utility and industrial customers,” Smith said. “It advances our capabilities for utility substations and industrial battery system solutions, which are increasingly critical to power reliability, uptime and resilience.”

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