Eckhart Inc. Acquires Indiana-Based Gasper Engineering Inc. 

Eckhart Inc. Acquires Indiana-Based Gasper Engineering Inc. 

Gasper Engineering, established in 1999, is a factory automation systems integrator that serves diverse end-markets throughout North America.

Eckhart Inc. has acquired Gasper Engineering, a full-service industrial automation systems integrator and specialty machine builder located in North Vernon, Indiana.

Eckhart designs, builds and integrates turnkey systems for some of the largest industrial companies in the world. Eckhart’s suite of solutions includes AUTOCRAFT autonomous guided vehicles, collaborative robotics, 3-D printing, automated conveyance and assembly systems, mechanical and electrical design services and specialized ergonomic assembly line tools and equipment.

Gasper Engineering, established in 1999, is a factory automation systems integrator that serves diverse end-markets throughout North America. The company designs, builds and integrates highly automated assembly, conveyance, labeling and sortation systems for industries that include aerospace, automotive, life science, packaging and power generation and distribution. Gasper Engineering is highly regarded for consistently demonstrating best-in-class customer service. Gasper Engineering’s attention to detail has helped the company achieve a loyal base of customers who trust Gasper to design and integrate highly engineered systems into their factory environments.

Located in the center of Indiana’s Golden Triangle, Gasper Engineering is a one-hour drive from three major U.S. cities: Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Louisville, Kentucky. These metropolitan regions provide direct access to some of the largest shipping, logistics, grocery, appliance, and consumer packaged goods companies in the world, the company says.

Stephen Gasper, founder of Gasper Engineering, said, “Since our founding, Gasper Engineering has exemplified a servant mindset with customers. Exceeding customer expectations is in our DNA. We are proud of the strong reputation we’ve earned integrating highly engineered automation into the most technologically advanced industrial environments in the world.” Gasper continued, “I sold my company to Eckhart because they are committed to investing in our community. As an Industry 4.0 leader, their advanced technologies complement our core business and their turnkey suite of solutions bring real value to our customers. Eckhart’s commitment to grow in North Vernon and expand employment in Indiana is exciting.”

Eckhart President and CEO Andy Storm commented, “As global markets continue to experience volatility and change, establishing a local presence close to customers will remain a high priority for Eckhart. Gasper Engineering will help us accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 in a key region of the United States where long-term growth opportunities in non-cyclical industries are significant. We look forward to expanding our footprint in North Vernon and growing manufacturing employment in the state of Indiana.”

You May Also Like

MPA Launches Vendor Supply Chain Financing Program

The online platform will provide suppliers with visibility of payment for approved invoices and early payment options.

MPA logo

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. announced it has launched a vendor supply chain financing program designed to enhance payment terms and improve cash flow for both valued vendors and the company. The platform will be administered by a FinTech company, which services suppliers in more than eighty countries in multiple currencies, MPA said. The company said it is engaging a syndicate of supply chain financing institutions to support the extension of terms for its accounts payable.

WAI Releases 25 New Part Numbers

This latest release provides coverage for more than 19.5 million VIO.

Dayco Initiates R&D Project on Rubber in Manufacturing

Dayco submitted an R&D project focusing on the reuse of devulcanized rubber in the design of auto parts.

Dayco rubber study R&D
Tire Industry CEOs Commit to Sustainability Work Plan

CEOs from 10 global tire manufacturers are committing to efforts to research tire emissions.

WESTAR Releases Drive Unit Mounts for EVs

The company released 19 new mounts, all for EV applications.

Other Posts

Edelmann Elite Releases Universal Coolers

The coolers bring OE-quality, improved performance and easy installation to the aftermarket.

SMP Announces Product Category Expansion

Standard Motor Products says it is committed to expanding powertrain-neutral product categories.

Plews & Edelmann Adds Magnasteer Rack and Pinion Units

The new Edelmann Elite racks are designed for select GM vehicles and give alternatives for replacing GM Magnasteer systems.

Plews and Edelman Magnasteer_
Goodyear: The Future of its Dunlop, OTR & Chemical Businesses

As part of the “Goodyear Forward” plan, the company said it could gain more than $2 billion from the portfolio optimization.