Koops Automation Systems
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – March 31, 2022 – NuVescor Group is pleased to announce the successful sale of Wright-K Technology, Inc., based in Saginaw, Mich., to Koops Automation Systems, of Holland, Mich. Both companies design and build custom industrial machinery, with Koops’ specialty being innovative automation systems and equipment for manufacturers.
Paul Brinks, president and CEO of Koops, said Wright-K Technology is a good match for Koops because of its technical expertise and strong employee culture. “Wright-K has a long history of welding excellence, and welding is a technology area that meshes with Koops’ focus on automation systems, creating a true win for our combined customer base,” Brinks said. “The integration of Wright-K and Koops will position us to provide our customers a broader portfolio of rock-solid solutions from a trusted partner.”
Founded in Holland in 1989, Koops offers full service and support for each of its automation systems, and tailors them to its clients’ unique specifications. By incorporating the latest robotic and motion control technology, coupled with innovative tooling design, the company provides a flexible environment that is unmatched in high-volume production of quality parts. The company will celebrate 10 years as an employee-owned company, or ESOP. “Team is our first core value at Koops, and having the Wright-K team join the Koops team is a true blessing and benefit,” Brinks noted. “I am confident that the acquisition will enhance the culture of both organizations. We are looking forward to the journey ahead and excited to add additional employee owners.”
In addition to its Holland facilities, and now the former Wright-K Technology operations in Saginaw, Koops has locations in Greenville, S.C., and Irapuato, Mexico.
Wright-K Technology, with roots dating back to 1910, specializes in welding, assembly, test and heat-treating systems and has an extensive background in controls systems and architecture. It is nationally and internationally known as a premium supplier to industries including automotive, aerospace, appliance, logistics, recreational, and commercial and household products.
For the co-owners of Wright-K Technology, Connie Kostrzewa and John Sivey, integration with Koops achieves their goals of continuing service to employees, customers and their community. “John and I wanted to leave our legacy to people that would continue these values, and what better way than to leave the company to our employees through the ESOP that will be provided with Koops?” said Kostrzewa, Wright-K Technology’s chairperson.
Sivey, the company’s president/CEO, said the sale to Koops “provides a stable future for our employees by partnering with a solid, forward-thinking, well-established organization.”
Brinks praised Kostrzewa and Sivey for their leadership at Wright-K Technology and their passion for the Saginaw community. “We plan to build on the strong Wright-K foundation by investing and growing the team in Saginaw, to better serve our customers,” he said.
About Wright-K Technology
Wright-K Technology, based in Saginaw, Mich., designs and builds custom industrial machinery. It excels in building safe, trouble-free and highly flexible machines that meet the performance and durability specifications for OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers all over the globe. For more information, please visit wright-k.com.
About Koops Automation Systems
Koops, founded in Holland in 1989, designs and builds innovative automation systems and equipment for world-class manufacturers across a broad array of industries. Koops offers full service and support for each of its systems, and tailors them to its clients’ unique specifications. For more information, please visit koops.com.
About NuVescor Group
NuVescor Group, based in West Michigan, is a distinguished mergers and acquisitions service company that partners with other professional service providers to present the full array of disciplines needed to have successful and timely business transactions. NuVescor utilizes a proprietary proven process that greatly increases the success rates for business transactions as well as the customer experience. For more information, please visit nuvescor.com.