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Power Test And SuperFlow Join Forces
September 21, 2017
Dynamometer and custom test stand manufacturer Power Test recently completed the transaction to acquire SuperFlow Technologies and Hicklin Engineering.
Power Test And SuperFlow Join Forces

Power Test Inc., a dynamometer and custom test stand manufacturer, recently completed the transaction to acquire SuperFlow Technologies and Hicklin Engineering.

Power Test CEO Alan Petelinsek will be working closely with the former owner and now General Manager Scott Giles in Des Moines, Iowa, along with SuperFlow Division Manager Dave Arsenault in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The combined dynamometer experience of these three men alone exceeds 120 years and a multitude of economic cycles.

Power Test, of Sussex, Wisconsin, specializes in heavy-duty engine and chassis dynamometers designed principally for the diesel-powered equipment industry and also provides custom test stands for the hydraulic component and powertrain industries.

In 2002, Power Test acquired Stuska Dynamometer and, in 2006, also acquired Aidco transmission testing equipment and hydraulic test stands.  

The addition of SuperFlow Technologies adds several distinct product groups to the portfolio:

• Hicklin Inc., a 45-year-old heavy duty transmission test stand innovator
• SuperFlow Dynamometers, a 45-year-old industry leader in flow benches and engine and chassis dynamometers that include the DTS product line founded by Dave Arsenault
• Axiline Precision Products, a 60-year-old automotive transmission test stand leader
• TCRS-Torque Converter Rebuild Systems, a 30-year-old business specializing in automotive torque converter rebuilding and testing

The combined product groups of Power Test now span the spectrum from single cylinder gas engine-powered vehicles and equipment through diesel-and gaseous-fueled equipment, vehicles, and vessels producing up to 10,000 horsepower.

“Now with our combined strength, we can ensure continued job creation and exciting advancement opportunities for our people,” Power Test President Pat Koppa said. “Our great employees are vital to fuel our growth and support our ever-increasing worldwide customer base.”