WORCESTER, Mass. — Curtis Industries, LLC. has finalized the acquisition of Artillian LLC, a privately owned company based in Douglas, Mass. The company will continue to operate under the Artilian name as a division of Curtis.
Artillian manufactures pallet forks for John Deere front loaders and innovative modular Grapple attachments. Their product line also includes a variety of other specialty attachments and accessories built specifically for John Deere Compact Utility Tractors and a variety of skid-steer machines.
The acquisition will complement Curtis' current product line of cabs and accessories for compact tractors and utility vehicles. Artillian's business and product line will remain unchanged. The focus is to support the current line and develop new and compatible products. Artillian will continue to operate as a direct-to-consumer business via the Artillian website, www.artillian.com.
The company's engineering and production facilities have relocated to Curtis' Worcester location and Curtis has retained Artillian's employees. The acquisition is expected to result in greater production and shipping efficiencies, as well as an accelerated product development and introduction cycle.
"The acquisition of Artillian, LLC is great news for Curtis," said George A. Psyhojos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Curtis Industries. "It allows us to rapidly expand our footprint in the implement and accessories portion of our business, with a high-quality line of well-designed and well-built products. The reputation that Chris Perry was able to create is a testament to the values and culture that our two companies share. We're also pleased to welcome our new employees who will contribute to Curtis' growth and success."
Christopher Perry, founder of Artillian, added, "I am very happy to see Artillian gain the resources of a company like Curtis Industries. Not only will these resources continue to support and expand the existing product line, but the broader collaborative environment could lead to whole new directions of tractor attachment invention."
About Curtis Industries
Curtis Industries LLC, an ISO 9001 certified company, is recognized as the most innovative designer and manufacturer of compact vehicle cab enclosure systems, attachments and related accessories that enhance user comfort and productivity. The company, which started in 1968, also manufactures snow & ice control equipment for tractors and utility vehicles. Curtis markets its products through OEM vehicle manufacturers and a large network of dealers in the United States and Canada as well as Europe and Asia. The company operates from a 160,000 square-foot facility in Worcester, Mass.