Center Rock Invests in Heavy Equipment Aftermarket Services Provider

CHICAGO, IL and BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — March 3, 2021 — Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc. (“FLANDERS” or the “Company”). FLANDERS is an independent provider of electrical motor and component services, and automation and control systems for heavy industrial applications. Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, the Company serves mining, mills, general industrial, power & utilities, oil & gas, and marine customers from its 17 locations across 5 continents.

“FLANDERS has been a leader in the heavy equipment aftermarket space because of our responsive customer service, expert engineering, and unique manufacturing capabilities,” said Allen Patterson, CEO of FLANDERS. “Since the Company’s founding in 1947, FLANDERS has continuously expanded to meet our customers demand for fast, high-quality industrial motor repair. We are excited to partner with Center Rock as we pursue our next phase of growth.”

Ian Kirson, Partner at Center Rock, said, “FLANDERS is a very exciting new platform investment for Center Rock. The Company has built a strong reputation for providing customers with critical repair work to ensure their equipment stays up and running. We are thrilled to be partnering with Allen and his team.”

“For over seven decades, FLANDERS has addressed its customers’ critical needs through industry-leading technical capability and highly responsive customer service,” added Brent Willson, Principal at Center Rock. “The Company’s diverse end market expertise and extensive geographic coverage have created great momentum, and we are excited to work with Allen and his team to help facilitate future growth opportunities.”



About Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc.

FLANDERS is a global leader in motors, drives, electronics, and control systems for heavy industrial machines. The company has over 70 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and servicing large electrical rotating equipment and systems that bring massive machines to life. Today, FLANDERS develops some of the most advanced controls and software for heavy machines in the connected era of Big Data and continues to provide its trusted hands-on repair of motors and electrical systems.

FLANDERS has offices, warehouses, and Regional Service Centers across the United States and around the world. FLANDERS’ facilities and operations are located in North America, South America, Australia, and Africa. Corporate headquarters is based in Evansville, IN.

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About Center Rock Capital Partners

Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies.