Anderson Industrial Engines Buying Makelim

By Mike Osenga11 January 2019

Anderson Industrial Engines Co., Inc. (AIE), said it has successfully negotiated agreement to purchase the assets of H.G. Makelim Co. The deal is effective February 28, 2019.

H.G. Makelim’s Kubota and JCB business is being sold to AIE, headquartered in Omaha, Neb. with a branch operation in Kansas City, Kan. AIE will operate the former H.G. Makelim business out of their current Modesto, Calif. facility and retain H.G. Makelim’s staff at that location.

Beginning March 1, Kubota and JCB orders in California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, Wyoming, Hawaii and Guam will be fulfilled by AIE, with the additional JCB territory of New Mexico, Arizona,Oregon and Washington.

H.G. Makelim Co. has been in business for 97 years and owned by the Hess family for 63 years. AIE was established 1974 and is a distributor for Kubota, Honda, JCB, FPT and Ford engines, Kubota power generation, and Honda Power Equipment. The company supplies industrial engines, power units, generator sets, parts, and service for construction, agricultural and turf equipment, irrigation, and specialty OEM power systems as well as designing custom power products.

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