American Equipment acquires Systems Specialties Inc.

By Hannah Sundermeyer17 October 2022

American Equipment Holdings, a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Systems Specialties Incorporated, a leading provider of engineered overhead crane systems and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) field services.

South Carolina-based Systems Specialties, Inc. is a full service overhead crane and hoist supplier.

Systems Specialties is headquartered in Six Mile, S.C., and has operations throughout the Eastern United States. The acquisition of Systems Specialties marks the 13th add-on acquisition completed by American Equipment since partnering with Rotunda in May 2021.

“The addition of Systems Specialties is the continued realization of our vision to build a truly national platform by partnering with the premier local and regional overhead crane companies throughout the U.S,” said Troy Vellinga, president and COO of American Equipment.

For nearly 30 years, Systems Specialties has been providing overhead crane and hoist solutions to a longstanding base of customers across a diverse set of end markets. During its tenured history, Systems Specialties has distinguished itself through its ability to support its customers through the entire lifecycle of their overhead and hoist assets, from designing and fabricating highly engineered overhead crane systems, to providing parts and inspection, maintenance, repair and overhaul field services, the company said.

“Our vision from day one has been to establish a nationwide presence that would enable us to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive set of overhead crane and hoist solutions to our customers throughout the United States,” said American Equipment CEO Adam Zimmerman.

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