Posted May 8, 2023

Douglas Manufacturing acquired by Rulmeca Group

Douglas Manufacturing, based in Pell City, Alabama, has been acquired by Rulmeca Holding, Spa. Douglas Manufacturing is a manufacturer of conveyor components and engineered conveying solutions.

With the acquisition, Douglas benefits from integration into a financially sound international group, gains access to a global supply chain and will have a more extensive product portfolio. At the same time, Rulmeca realizes a strategic step toward growing its business in the US market.

Rulmeca's product lines and global presence position Douglas to build on its legacy as a leading manufacturer of conveyor components in the US. Rulmeca plans significant investments in the company to allow Douglas to increase production capacity and foster a spirit of technical innovation in the coming months.

Douglas and Rulmeca, both family-owned and operated companies, represent more than 105 years of combined experience. Each company has an unmatched commitment to its customers, people, and the industry.

“We are excited to join with Rulmeca and be a part of the Rulmeca family. We will leverage the talents, experience and resources of our companies to build on the value that we offer our customers and grow in the US market,” said Paul Ross, president and CEO of Douglas Manufacturing.

Ross will remain president, and the current management team will stay in place and ensure the continued growth and stability of the company. The company will immediately begin to grow its talent pool to help support future expansion plans.