Hartzell Engine Technologies acquires Kelly Aero

Both Montgomery-based firms serve the aviation industry

Hartzell Engine Tech’s facilities in Montgomery.

Montgomery-based Hartzell Engine Technologies, which provides engine accessories and and more for the aviation industry, has acquired Kelly Aero.

Also based in Montgomery, Kelly Aero is an original equipment manufacturer supplier to the aviation industry and describes itself as “the world’s largest private OEM for aircraft aftermarket magnetos, replacement parts and ignition harnesses.”

“With this acquisition, Hartzell Engine Tech is excited to add manufacturing capabilities for aircraft ignition products to our existing lines of engineered, firewall forward, engine accessories,” said Hartzell Engine Tech President Keith Bagley. “We extend our appreciation to Jeffrey Kelly, his family and Neil Clark for creating and stewarding a great product line that will integrate nicely with Hartzell Aviation’s Built on Honor philosophy.”

Hartzell plans to move production of newly rebranded PowerUp Ignition Systems to its Montgomery facility, while using Kelly Aero’s facilities to expand the Hartzell Tech machine shop.

Hartzell is a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.

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