Duravant (duravant.com) has acquired QC Industries, a conveyor systems manufacturer headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The investment extends Duravant’s material handling product portfolio with in-process conveying solutions and strengthens the company’s integration and automation capabilities.

QC Industries has designed and manufactured high quality conveyor systems for more than 35 years and is acclaimed for driving design and performance innovations in low-profile conveyance products. The product portfolio includes belt conveyor systems for automation, sanitary, and industrial applications and includes a broad range of standard quick-ship models through highly custom solutions that are easily integrated as part of an OEM offering or completely automated line.

Supported by best-in-class engineering, QC Industries has also simplified the configuring and quoting process by offering an online configuration system that utilizes an intelligent virtual assistant to conveniently guide customers through selecting and designing a conveyor solution.

“We are pleased to welcome the entire QC Industries team to the Duravant family,” said Mike Kachmer, CEO of Duravant. “QC Industries has done an incredible job of establishing itself as an innovative leader of manufactured conveyors and is extremely well-respected in the marketplace. We look forward to supporting QC Industries’ focus on developing long-term relationships with its existing customers, while connecting them to new customer through our other operating companies.”

“Our team is very excited about becoming part of the Duravant family. This partnership will allow us access to broader resources that will help us accelerate our commitment to delivering innovative products and customer-centric solutions to our global customer base," said David Dornbach, CEO of QC Industries.

“Our partnership with QC Industries extends our overall solutions offering across our processing, packaging and material handling sectors,” added  Kachmer. “Duravant has experienced tremendous growth in recent years by developing an evolving set of value-added solutions for our customers. QC Industries will certainly accelerate our efforts.”