CW Industrial Partners


The purchases mark CW Industrial Partners’ third and fourth acquisitions in the material handling sector since 2018.

Cleveland, Ohio (January 20th, 2022) – Cleveland private equity firm, CW Industrial Partners, has acquired two businesses, Bryant Products, Inc. and SST Conveyor Components, Inc. to form a new conveyor products platform.

Headquartered in Ixonia, Wis., Bryant Products is a leading manufacturer of engineered conveyor rollers, take-ups, pulleys, and other branded conveyor products. SST Conveyor Components, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of engineered conveyor rollers, conveyor bearings and other engineered conveyor components. Both companies are leaders in the conveyor products industry and have a long track record of success. The two businesses will form the foundation of a new conveyor products platform, that will be integrated over time.

“We are very excited to partner with the management teams of Bryant and SST Conveyor Components, the acquisition of both businesses represents a compelling opportunity for investment and growth, and we look forward to supporting both businesses with their long-term strategy,” said CW Industrial Partners Principal, Matt Lombardo. “Material handling is a core sector of focus for CW Industrial Partners and this investment represents another exciting platform in that sector.”

“CW Industrial Partners’ track record of growing lower middle market businesses and investing in the material handling industry makes it the perfect partner to help Bryant and SST Conveyor Components achieve our planned growth,” said Tamara Thimmel, Bryant Products President. “We are excited to work with CW Industrial Partners and its partners to leverage their strategic and operational expertise.”

“The management team and I look forward to partnering with CW Industrial Partners and its operating partners who have a successful history of investing in and growing lower middle market industrial businesses in our sector,” said Tom Schneider, SST Conveyor Components CEO.

Senior financing was provided by First Merchants Bank. Oxer Capital provided subordinated debt and equity. CW Industrial Partners LLC was advised by Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff on the transaction.

ABOUT BRYANT PRODUCTS: Bryant Products is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, branded, and patented conveyor components including take-ups, pulleys, rollers, and other engineered components. Bryant is headquartered and operates out of its facility in Ixonia, Wis. Bryant has a long track record of product innovation and developing new and unique designs to enhance the customer experience.

ABOUT SST CONVEYOR COMPONENTS: SST Conveyor Components is a leading manufacturer of engineered conveyor rollers, bearings, and pulleys.  The company has relationships with leading material handling OEMs and systems integrators. SST Conveyor Components is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

ABOUT CW INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS: CW Industrial Partners is an industrial focused private equity firm that is backed by knowledgeable investors who partner with it in finding, vetting, and owning companies. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, CW Industrial Partners acquires lower middle-market companies in manufacturing and industrial services industries and provides capital, support, and freedom to grow. Recent acquisitions include Safe-Way Door, ERL, Libra Industries, Essco, Innoveyance, and GEMCITY.  Founded in 1999, the firm’s investors are primarily successful entrepreneurs and executives who contribute to the evaluation and investment process.

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Dick Hollington
Managing Partner
CW Industrial Partners, LLC
Todd Martin
Managing Partner
CW Industrial Partners, LLC
Matt Lombardo
CW Industrial Partners, LLC