GS Global Resources Acquires ADC Custom Products, Streamlines Configurable Cab Offer

OEMs seeking-speed-to-market led to the acquisition by systems integrator

MUKWONAGO, WI – FEBRUARY 28, 2018 – GS Global Resources today announced its acquisition of ADC Custom Products, a leader in roll-over and falling-object protective structures for machine operators. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Global Resources, the renamed acquired company is ADC Equipment Innovations. Operations will remain in Weston, Wis.


For 40 years, the world’s most recognizable industrial and mobile OEMs have trusted GS Global Resources for continuous technology and innovation transfer at the intersection of fluid power and electronic control.

“We’ve always delivered pragmatic system and component design, innovative and reliable technologies, as well as production and market support through a single point of engineering accountability,” GS Global Resources President John Thornton says. “Now ADC Equipment Innovations makes interacting with us even easier for customers.”

ADC Equipment Innovations adds to GS Global Resources reputation for development cycle and production line efficiency. As OEMs seek fewer suppliers, GS Global Resources provides customers a flexible product lineup ranging from engineered components to fully-integrated, scalable, plug and play systems.

Renowned for delivering speed-to-market, improved safety, productivity, predictability and profitability, GS Global Resources produces fully-integrated, fully-tested, configurable cabs with electronics and hydraulics from a single supplier.

“Acquiring this highly-specialized technical knowledge of designing and building structures to protect machine operators reduces cost, decreases engineering effort and time, and streamlines manufacturing processes for OEMs,” Thornton adds “

As an extension of OEM engineering teams, GS Global Resources’ rare technical talent helps OEMs interpret, adapt and adopt technology to meet various user needs within a cohesive product family.

Whether reacting to market forces or changing markets altogether, GS Global Resources’ talent, scalability, and flexibility are beyond compare in solving industrial and mobile machine OEM challenges in hydraulic, electronic, mechanical and software applications.

“This acquisition evolves our market position to ensure we remain the foremost in machine performance,” Thornton adds. “It allows us to deliver fully-integrated cabs that perform for the life of the machine, and for the lives of the people who touch it.”

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About GS Global Resources GS Global Resources is the foremost machine performance resource trusted by industrial and mobile OEMs who demand competitive advantage from every solution. At GS Global Resources, the leading engineering minds in hydraulic, electronic, mechanical and software applications simplify the complex. We use innovative, reliable technologies to speed solutions to market. And, whether reacting to market forces or changing markets altogether, GS Global Resources is essential to achieving total machine performance. From system and component design to production and market support, GS Global Resources helps OEMs interpret, adapt and adopt technology. Our team of dedicated, long-term, invested employees instills customer confidence through relentless pursuit of ideas that matter, determined execution, hardwork, intelligence and respect.