Muncie Power Products, Inc. was founded in 1935 by Lou Conne with Hamer Shafer as the first employee. Hamer took over the business shortly after World War II and moved the company’s focus from truck parts, specifically to mobile power equipment, namely Power Take-Offs (PTOs) and hydraulic components. By the late 1970’s, Muncie Power Products had become the largest distributor of PTOs in North America with ten locations in the United States and Canada.
In 1982 the decision was made to develop a revolutionary PTO design in cooperation with the Tulsa Winch, a Division of Sperry Vickers, breaking away from the role of distributorship to that of a manufacturer.
In 1986 Muncie purchased the PTO manufacturing facilities and PTO manufacturing equipment of the Vickers Tulsa Manufacturing company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Winch, winch product line was purchased by employees at the time and relocated in Tulsa, leaving a large facility with state of the art PTO manufacturing equipment.
In December 1999, Muncie entered into an agreement with the Interpump Group of S. Ilario d’ Enza, Italy and became a sister company to two of the largest PTO manufacturers in Europe, Hydrocar and PZB. Together the three companies offer the largest selection of PTO products in the world.
Today Muncie has nine company owned locations; headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, assembly centers in Tulsa, OK and Muncie, IN, and distribution centers in Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Richmond, VA, Columbus,OH, and Visalia, CA. In addition there are roughly 50 companies, with approximately 150 locations, in partnership with Muncie, forming the core of our Master Warehouse network in the United States and Mexico.
Even with the growth of the company and the transfer of ownership to the Interpump Group, Muncie continues with the same mission:
“… to provide quality products and services that will satisfy the needs and expectations of our customers. We are committed to the continual improvement of our products and processes to achieve our quality objectives, minimize costs to our customers and realize a reasonable profit that will provide a stable future for our employees.”