OilQuick Americas LLC to manufacture coupling systems in US

OilQuick USA, an Exodus Global company, and OilQuick AB, the manufacturer of the OilQuick Automatic Quick Coupler System, have announced a joint venture to manufacture automatic coupling systems in the U.S. The new company, OilQuick Americas LLC, or OQA, will service the North and South American markets.

OQA is investing millions of dollars in manufacturing machinery at its Superior, Wisconsin, location, according to a news release announcing the joint venture. The move will greatly increase OilQuick’s manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand, the companies say.

“Having worked with Ake and Henrik Sonerud for six years now made the decision to form a [joint venture] with them easy,” says Kevin Boreen, CEO of Exodus Global, which includes ShearCore, BladeCore and Connect Work Tools. “Their approach to business, commitment to quality and respect they show their employees and customers dovetails perfectly with Exodus Global.”

Boreen adds, “The market for Automatic Quick Couplers in North America is gaining momentum daily. This investment gives OQA the unique ability to service our customers with domestic manufacturing. With over 36,500 coupler systems installed worldwide, no competitor even comes close to the reliability of the OilQuick Coupler.”

Henrik Sonerud, CEO of OilQuickAB, says, “The team at Exodus Global is a perfect match for us, having the very same view of business, quality and support for our customers. We are very happy to start this new journey with them.”

He says the partnership is necessary for OilQuick’s expansion in Europe and Asia, adding that it will improve support to the company’s North America customers “by shortening the delivery times and increasing the flexibility.”

OQA opened Jan. 1. The company says full U.S. production of the OilQuick Automatic Quick Coupler System will occur later this year.

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Torxx expands presence in US market

Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer Ltd., headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, has announced that it is increasing its commitment to the U.S. market through Torxx Kinetic Inc., its recently formed and wholly owned subsidiary based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“Pandemic-related travel restrictions hindered growth, with our North American headquarters in Canada and most of our customers and new opportunities in the states,” says Torxx Vice President of Sales and Business Development Terri Ward. “We’re maintaining a presence in Toronto, with engineering and service resources. However, key personnel and new hires are now in the U.S., making it much easier to collaborate and respond to customer needs.”

She adds, “We were attracted to the ‘Scenic City’ because of its favorable manufacturing and transportation resources, proximity to our customers and its appeal to our valued employees.”

The Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer is a patented size-reduction technology that relies on aerodynamics and matter-on-matter collisions to achieve fine sizing of materials. Feedstock is agitated in the machine by the formation of vortices, which create enough force for material to shatter against itself. Brittle material is reduced to finer particles, while ductile material remains larger. This size differential facilitates the liberation and mechanical separation of contaminants, allowing landfill diversion and recovery.

According to a news release from Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer Ltd., the unit maximizes value by transforming off-spec compost, material recovery facility fines, municipal solid waste fines, C&D fines, mixed glass, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard and other complex materials into usable end products.