In Press Release

Houston, Texas – On August 3rd, 2022, Hydraquip, Inc. announced the merger of its affiliate, Elite Controls, Inc. (ECI), as a division of Hydraquip.  The division will be called Hydraquip Electric Systems. In 2015, Elite Controls, Inc. was established to specialize in creating electrohydraulic and fully electric control systems for mobile equipment. The company is currently located in a state-of-the-art 16,000 sq. ft. panel build facility allows them to design and deliver quality panels for a large variety of applications, and they also provide electric motors and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).

By joining with Hydraquip, this new division will be able to support the electrification solutions initiative for Hydraquip and ECI customers. The new division will be able to benefit from Hydraquip’s long relationship with Danfoss Power Solutions and access to Danfoss Editron fully electric and hybrid systems which complement the Danfoss PLUS+1® programming expertise and Danfoss VACON® and VLT® Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) available from ECI. By creating this new division, Hydraquip completely aligns themselves with the Danfoss’ strategy of wholistic solutions for electrification.

As the new VP of Technology for Hydraquip, Dalton Hamilton will lead the growth of electrification at Hydraquip. Scott Jones, president of ECI will now serve as Hydraquip’s Director of Special Projects and the entire teams will focus on developing and providing state-of-the-art solutions for customers.

“I look forward to working with Scott Jones to continue to grow and further enhance our electrification solutions for customers,” said Dalton Hamilton, Vice President of Technology at Hydraquip. “As their trusted fluid power partner, we want to be in the best position to assist them with the transition to electric power.”

“I’ve been working with Danfoss PLUS+1® control systems since the inception of the software and am proud to help many customers on a global basis with their design and equipment enhancement,” said Scott Jones. “I look forward to continuing this work in partnership with Hydraquip.”

“We are excited to welcome the ECI team to Hydraquip,” said Scott Nelson, President of Hydraquip. “We value our long-standing relationship with Danfoss and are very bullish on our ability to provide solutions to many more customers by aligning with the Danfoss electrification strategy. As an employee-owned company, we are personally invested in the success of our customers and their business.”

Hydraquip, Inc. is a subsidiary of Employee Owned Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, that specializes in innovative power solutions across multiple markets, and has locations in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. For other information about EOHI and our family of employee-owned companies, please visit www.eoh-inc.com.