PE-backed Duravant acquires QC Industries

Duravant, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has acquired Cincinnati-based QC Industries, a conveyor systems manufacturer. No financial terms were disclosed.


Downers Grove, IL – March 8, 2018 – Duravant, a global engineered equipment manufacturer serving the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, announced today it has acquired QC Industries, a conveyor systems manufacturer headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. 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
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.”

David Dornbach, CEO of QC Industries, said, “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.”

“Our partnership with QC Industries extends our overall solutions offering across our processing, packaging and material handling sectors,” adds Mr. 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.”

QC Industries serves end customers as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators across a wide array of industries and applications. QC Industries’ products are designed to easily integrate as part of assembly or packaging lines, marking and coding machinery, and semi and fully automatic robotic systems.

About QC Industries
QC Industries is a leading manufacturer of durable and reliable conveyors and integrated systems, specializing in low profile conveyor designs and technologies. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, they have provided customers with a broad selection of conveyor solutions for over 35 years with access to quick-ship conveyors, easy-to-configure equipment, and custom integrated systems. QC Industries has served many of the world’s most recognized brands in the food, beverage, consumer packaged goods, foodservice, automotive, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. For more information on QC Industries’ products or services, visit

About Duravant
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit