Hartzell Engine Technologies and Lamar Technologies recently inked a deal to to exchange certain product lines — Hartzell sold to Lamar its electronics business unit, consisting of voltage regulators, overvoltage sensors, Master Control Unit (MCU) and battery analyzer products, while Lamar sold its starter and alternator product lines to Hartzell.
The transaction helps both businesses strengthen the focus on their core product lines, according to company officials. The exchange includes all intellectual property and manufacturing assets associated with the transferred products. Both companies also exchanged inventory to sustain deliveries while they work to obtain the necessary FAA approvals.
Hartzell Engine Technologies President Mike Disbrow, said, “Hartzell Engine Technologies welcomed the opportunity to add products to our already best-in-class starter and alternator product lines. The product line swap we’ve executed with Lamar plays to each of our strengths and the industry will benefit from better service and support for these products.”
Lamar Technologies General Manager, Gary Hoffman said, “Lamar and Hartzell are committed to the GA market and this move allows both organizations to focus on supplying the highest quality and most innovative products within our respective market segments. We are looking forward to a long term, mutually beneficial working relationship with our counterparts at Hartzell.”
Lamar’s electrical components are installed on more than 40% of existing piston, and turbine, general aviation aircraft, according to company officials.
Hartzell Engine Technologies, along with its sister company Hartzell Propeller Inc., form the general aviation business units of Tailwind Technologies Inc., a growing aerospace technology company. Hartzell Engine Technologies is the leading OEM supplier of aircraft cabin heating solutions and engine accessories, including turbocharging systems, alternators, starters, fuel pumps, and ignition system components.