TULSA — BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Fuchs Machinery, Inc., a leading industrial distributor serving the MRO marketplace. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Fuchs Machinery is the third acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial and follows the recent acquisitions of Oklahoma-based Duncan Industrial Solutions and Arkansas-based Rogers Industrial. With the Fuchs Machinery acquisition, BlackHawk expands its geographical footprint into the Midwest and Northern Rockies regions of the U.S with new locations in Omaha and Denver. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1923, Fuchs Machinery is one of the premier industrial distributors of MRO supplies and equipment in the Nebraska and Colorado markets. Bill Scheller, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial, said: “We are excited to add the employees of Fuchs Machinery as part of growing family of operating divisions within BlackHawk Industrial. Fuchs Machinery, led by Tom Berger, has a very long history of strong customer and vendor relationships in its local marketplace. We believe that Fuchs Machinery will be further enhanced as part of Blackhawk Industrial as a result of additional operating scale, management resources and a broader product offering.
Scheller also added: “BlackHawk is looking to acquire additional U.S. based distributors participating in the $400+ billion industrial distribution market. 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.”