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)
. 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
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
manufacturers in Europe, Hydrocar and PZB. Together the three companies
offer the largest selection of PTO products in the world.
Today Muncie has eight company owned locations with assembly centers in
Tulsa and Muncie, and distribution centers in Atlanta, Philadelphia,
Houston, Richmond, Virginia and Columbus, Ohio. 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."