PrimeFlight Builds on GSE Business with ProFlo Buy

 - March 18, 2020, 10:50 AM

PrimeFlight Aviation Services has added another company to its growing portfolio through the acquisition of the assets of Alvada, Ohio-based aircraft refueling equipment supplier ProFlo Industries as well as a majority stake in the South American based ProFlo LATAM.

The move will further expand its reach into the ground support equipment (GSE) segment and follows PrimeFlight’s recent acquisition of its GSE maintenance subsidiary in Eagan, Minnesota, Global Aviation Services.

“With the addition of the ProFlo team to our GSE maintenance division, we will be able to better control our inventory of refueling equipment and support the continued growth of our existing fueling operations,” said Dan Bucaro, president and CEO of PrimeFlight Aviation Services. “We also will be able to leverage the ProFlo team’s expertise to continue to grow our GSE maintenance division, which saw a rapid expansion with our acquisition of Global Aviation Services in October of 2019.”

ProFlo Industries supplies a range of refueling equipment and spares globally as well as provides inspections, support, and training. “Leveraging the extensive combined footprint of PrimeFlight and Global Aviation Services, we will be better positioned to provide industry-leading after-sales support and service,” said ProFlo Industries president Terry Bosserman.

The acquisition followed recent expansions in the aircraft cleaning market, including purchases of California-based International Aero and Appearance Group in Wichita.