Power Test and SuperFlow Join Forces

Power Test Headquarters – Sussex, WI

Their product line is very complimentary to ours and establishes our presence in new markets.

On September 20th, Power Test Inc., a dynamometer and custom test stand manufacturer, completed the transaction to acquire SuperFlow Technologies/ Hicklin Engineering. Power Test CEO Alan Petelinsek will be working closely with former owner and now General Manager Scott Giles in Des Moines, IA, along with Division Manager Dave Arsenault in Colorado Springs, CO, to integrate best practices between the companies, share resources, and build upon the tremendous engineering and manufacturing synergies between these industry leaders. The combined dynamometer experience of these three men alone exceeds 120 years, and a multitude of economic cycles.

Power Test’s recipe for success …“We Make It Better; Better for our customers, our employees and the community” will be nationalized as the company expands operations to three locations, totaling more than 100 employees and 130,000 square feet. “Now with our combined strength, we can ensure continued job creation and exciting advancement opportunities for our people,” said Pat Koppa, Power Test President. “Our great employees are vital to fuel our growth and support our ever-increasing worldwide customer base.”

Power Test, of Sussex, WI was founded in 1976 and specializes in heavy duty engine and chassis dynamometers designed principally for the diesel-powered equipment industry. Power Test’s Engineered Solutions Division builds upon the company’s engineering, manufacturing and control expertise to provide custom test stands for the hydraulic component and power train industries.

In 2002, Power Test acquired Stuska Dynamometer, a 55 year old dynamometer company that specializes in the performance racing world. In 2006, Power Test also acquired Aidco transmission testing equipment and hydraulic tests stands, and has since expanded the business significantly. Aidco was founded in the early 1960’s as Go-Corp.

The current 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…

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