NuVescor Advises Control Dynamics In Acquisition By Verona Industrial Controls

NuVescor Advises Control Dynamics In Acquisition By Verona Industrial Controls​

NuVescor Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of Control Dynamics, Inc., to Verona Industrial Controls

Control Dynamics (CDI), based in Hudsonville, MI, was founded in 1985 as the controls and integration division of Electro-Techniques, Inc., an industrial electrical contracting firm, and incorporated as a separate entity in 1998. The business provides inclusive turn-key controls integration and specializes in designing and developing software and electrical controls for Manufacturing Data Systems, Process Control Systems, and Material Handling Systems, along with the capability of electrical panel assembly, programing, and hardware design. Additionally, CDI has successfully developed and marketed the trademarked Labelwright® labeling system for the food, beverage, and other industries.

Verona Industrial Controls (VIC) is a new entity created by the ownership of Verona Industrial Equipment, LLC (VIE). Founded in 1932, Verona Industrial Equipment is one of the largest independent motor and drive distributors in the United States. VIE carries a $2M inventory of motors and controls in warehouses in Howell and Kalamazoo, Michigan. VIC will operate the new company under the DBA Control Dynamics Integrators (CDI).

As the technology of “soft” starting and speed control of electric motors has grown due to energy saving requirements, CDI saw the opportunity to add electrical controls design and build as value added products and services.

One of the primary goals VIC had for a new acquisition was for the company to be self-managing. VIC recognized CDI as a self-managing, profitable company with an excellent existing management team.

“I see many benefits and opportunities for the team and the company from joining together with Verona Industrial Controls!” said Dean Rockwell, former owner of Control Dynamics Inc.” The new owners are excited about the potential and, in the short time since closing this deal, they have demonstrated a full commitment to developing the new opportunities that such an alliance brings to both companies.” Rockwell will stay on as a consultant to the new company for six months.

With the addition of new sales personnel and the existing sales team, VIC will aggressively pursue new markets and offer existing clients and customers of VIC the products and services of Control Dynamics.

VIC sees future growth in acquisitions of distribution of industrial electrical controls components and hardware and possible “bolt-on” companies to CDI to expand their capabilities and capacity.

Control Dynamics Inc. was assisted in the transaction by the NuVescor Group. “In the process of evaluating many suitors, our goal was to find a firm that was established in the industrial sector, leadership who appreciated the value and capabilities of Control Dynamics, Inc., and recognized how such an acquisition could increase and expand opportunities for their already successful business,” said Rockwell. “I was not looking for the greatest net return; I wanted potential for the best outcome for my people and for the buyer.”

Randy Rua, President of NuVescor, said, “We were honored to work with Dean to find a buyer who would continue the proud legacy of Control Dynamics. The acquisition by Verona Industrial Controls was a win-win for both parties.”

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NuVescor Advises Automation & Modular Components, LLC (AMC, LLC) On Its Sale To Coesia

NuVescor Advises Automation & Modular Components, LLC (AMC, LLC) On Its Sale To Coesia

NuVescor Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of Automation & Modular Components, LLC (AMC, LLC) to Coesia. Through its Company FlexLink, Coesia has closed the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of AMC, LLC.

Automation & Modular Components, LLC (AMC), headquartered in Davisburg, Michigan, USA, is a manufacturer of material handling automation systems with integrated controls, as well as conveyors for integration into assembly systems and production lines. AMC serves many industries including Automotive, Food, Medical, Appliance, Metalworking, Electronics, Packaging, Munitions, Parts Processing, Glass, Pharmaceutical, Alternative Energy including Solar, Container Handling, Household Products, and Assembly & Material Handling.

AMC will strengthen Coesia’s and FlexLink’s presence on the US market, particularly strengthening its capabilities in the battery sector and broad-spectrum material handling applications.

Coesia AMC done deal

“We are glad to welcome AMC in our Group, and we consider this company a strategic asset especially for the development of FlexLink whose robotic and material handling expertise will be further enhanced and expanded by AMC’s heavy weight conveyance systems,” says Alessandro Parimbelli, Chief Executive Officer of Coesia. “The introduction of AMC into Coesia’s portfolio in the United States will enhance the organization’s capabilities and allow the group to continue on its path to being a dominant solution provider in the automation industry.”

“Coesia with FlexLink is the perfect home for AMC to continue on its growth path and further expand its global presence, continuing to help companies in over 25 industries across six continents to produce goods faster, with more consistency,” says Dick Shore, former owner of AMC.

Coesia plans to continue investing in automation technology. The sector has attractive growth that will continue long into the future. The Group will continue to support inorganic and organic growth in the United States and globally.

NuVescor Group acted as the M&A advisor for AMC and facilitated the connection between Coesia and AMC. “AMC is a wonderful business with unique capabilities in the manufacturing space. We wanted to find the perfect fit to allow them to continue to grow in that space,” says Randy Rua, President of NuVescor.

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NuVescor Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of a Southeast Michigan fastener manufacturer.

The 90+ year old family business produces a wide range of turned products utilizing screw machines and CNC turning centers. Primary products produced are externally threaded fasteners and associated fastening products for a multitude of vehicle drivetrains. Primary markets served are in the Automotive, Off-Highway, Farm Implement, Marine Propulsion and Military vehicle markets. Customers supplied include vehicle OEM’s, Tier 1 and 2 OEM’s and fastener distributors located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The individual buyers are looking to grow and expand the business.

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NuVescor Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of an Illinois plastics manufacturer to an established company in the same industry.

The plastics manufacturer which has been purchased is both a contract manufacturer and custom injection-molding company that produces plastic components for longtime, repeat customers in industries including automotive and fitness. The company had revenues of $15MM in 2022.

The strategic buyer offers plastic injection molding, product development, engineering, assembly, tooling management and development, and product development assistance. The buyer saw the value in the extensive customer list as well as the equipment that would provide synergistic growth opportunities. The Company utilizes both electric and hydraulic horizontal presses as well as vertical and rotary platen presses for custom molding and insert molding.

NuVescor Group assisted in the sale of the business, bringing a buyer with a strong fit looking to grow through acquisition.

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Two California automation firms merge, DST Controls Inc. and CKC Engineering LLC, which in turn have been purchased by the Michigan-based Depatie Fluid Power Group. DST Controls, based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, has provided a broad array of automation and industrial controls services to a diverse, global base of customers from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to entrepreneurial startups for nearly 50 years.

CKC Engineering, also with headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides innovative automated equipment solutions to a variety of clients, from small startups to large manufacturing companies, in and around Silicon Valley and the West Coast.

Depatie Fluid Power, with headquarters in the southwestern Michigan city of Portage, has served the hydraulic and pneumatic power needs of thousands of customers across western Michigan and northern Indiana for more than 60 years.


Growing market – This opportunity presented a way for Depatie Fluid Power to balance its business in the fast-growing market for factory and infrastructure automation, controls and data. Combined, these companies, DST Controls and CKC Engineering offer the full suite of capabilities in automation. Strategically, they share many similarities with Depatie that will allow it to leverage engineering, business systems, sales and support across to build new ideas and create efficiency.


Future investment – The merging of DST Controls and CKC Engineering is an investment in the future and it creates a combined company that can perform in the industry. Buying the California automation firms was a natural progression as Depatie Fluid Power continues to expand beyond its traditional fluid power offerings.

Enhanced customer value – Customers of the combined Company will have a nimble and experienced partner that can support all their automation requirements. Since the acquisition, and to highlight the next chapter in their automation journey, the two companies will merge and be rebranded as CKC Automation.

Employee future – Employees of DST Controls and CKC Engineering will gain additional opportunities for personal growth through new projects, customers and technologies because the development of employee expertise is a cornerstone of the organization

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(616) 379-4047




This Company sells and services new and used high-quality industrial woodworking and panel processing machinery to customers in several midwestern states, building a wide and loyal client base over several decades in business. It benefits from a knowledgeable and productive sales staff and strong, long-term relationships with manufacturers of the world’s finest machinery in its industry. Demand for its products is strong and growing. With a large base of established customers and a solid reputation, the Company is poised for growth. The owner is willing to assist new owners through a transition period of up to one year.


Sales capacity – Hiring additional qualified sales personnel could help the Company leverage its broad customer base and quality reputation to increase business.

Growing market – Increasing demand for woodworking and panel processing equipment is led by customers in the kitchen cabinet, furniture, millwork and recreational vehicle industries.


Strong customer base – The Company has built a wide and loyal following of more than 1,000 customers. Its top ten clients have been with the Company for an average of 15 years.

Experienced, capable staff – Outstanding sales, service and technical support are provided by employees with average tenure of 20 years.

Supplier relationships – The Company represents some of the world’s finest manufacturers of woodworking and panel processing machinery, with whom it shares solid relationships. Its top five suppliers of equipment and parts have partnered with the Company for an average of 23 years.

2021 Revenue: $5,600,000
2021 EBITDA: $650,000

Contact: NuVescor Group
(616) 379-4047