BEPCO entered the automotive industry with the launch of roller benches to test vehicles, and started manufacturing custom solutions by 1956.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began purchasing BEPCO dynamometers to meet new, emerging standards.
Continued global expansion into South America, Europe, expansion into India and China, opening a manufacturing facility in Wuxi.
Beginning in 2006, our newly appointed executive leadership team reframed our strategy around our domain expertise in mission-critical intelligent machines, instrumentation, and integrated assembly solutions.
BEPCO starts planning expansion into powertrain and balancing markets.
BEPCO was acquired by ECIL, an affiliate of China Everbright Limited, in March 2015. The transaction provided us with additional funding to pursue our business strategy and new opportunities complementary to our existing system and solution offerings and supplied the capital needed to accelerate the execution of our long-term strategic vision.
Burke Porter Group (BPG) is formed to tell the story of Burke E. Porter Machinery Company’s growth by acquisition.
BPG acquires Kleinknecht, specializing in electrical discharge texturing (EDT), automotive testing, automotive and drive systems, environmental technologies and solutions, power quality systems, and machine tooling and applications for various industries.
BPG acquires LISMAR, a global leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) for the steel and aluminum industry. The combination of LISMAR and Kleinknecht within the BPG family of companies leverages a unique complement of solutions for the steel industry in products, engineering and scale.
Burke Porter Group expands European presence with purchase of Van Hoecke Automation in Belgium, specializing in vision systems, process management, assembly automation, mechatronics, and product inspection and tracking, for the food, automotive OEM, metal, plastic, paper, and medical supply industries.
BPG acquires Italian company, Galileo TP Process Equipment, specializing in fluid and gas distribution, control and measurement in thermodynamics, spectrometry and gas analysis, and precision mechanics.
In May, BPG announces strategic consulting partnership with WinterPark Engineering LLC, leaders in OBD evaluation, certification, and documentation, gasoline & diesel vehicle calibration, and emission compliance testing. BPG later acquired WinterPark in September.