Martin Engineering Acquires Cougar Industries

Published: June 14th 2012

Cougar Acquisition Photo[Neponset, IL] – Martin Engineering, the world’s largest supplier of industrial vibrators, has announced the acquisition of Cougar Industries (Peru, IL), a manufacturer of high-quality industrial vibrators made in the USA.

Martin Engineering CEO Scott Hutter said that plans are to retain the Cougar name and continue operations in Peru as a division of Martin Engineering. “Cougar has a great reputation for high quality, heavy-duty electric vibrators operating on alternating & direct current,” he observed. 

“This move will give us complete control over our vibrator quality and delivery,” Hutter continued. “It will also allow us to quickly design, engineer and manufacture vibrators for special customer applications. Martin Engineering will now be able to more actively pursue worldwide applications for all types of vibrators, especially 12 & 24 volt models used on mobile equipment, which is one of Cougar’s strengths.” 

Since patenting its first truck vibrator in 1964, Cougar has grown through expansion and strategic acquisition to become a name associated with quality products, workmanship and service. The company designs and manufactures an electric line of single and 3-phase vibrators in a wide range of force outputs. The firm also manufactures piston, ball, ring and turbine pneumatic vibrators and a complete line of hydraulic powered units. 

Cougar has a long history supplying an extensive family of 12- and 24 VDC vibrators specifically for truck and mobile applications, and supplies a broad line of equipment to evacuate material from storage vessels. Air Cannons, Gyro-Whip Bin Cleaning and Power Lance Bin Drill Systems will continue to be made in Peru, IL.