Palmer Johnson Power Systems, which has a 30-year history of off-highway transmission repair, a year ago opened a new state-of-the-art service and remanufacturing center at its headquarters near Madison, Wis. Since that time, the company has increased service sales by more than 50 percent.
The 65,000-square-foot facility, winner of the nationwide 2007 Varco-Pruden Best of Manufacturing award, has allowed Palmer Johnson to expand the scope of its operations from transmission repair and remanufacturing to include axle service as well.
Eric Quinn, vice president of business development, said this was a strategic move to offer a higher level of service to OEM customers, component suppliers and end users.
“The market has shifted from individual component supply to a drivetrain systems sales approach,” Quinn said. “With our additional axle repair capability, we can now service and reman entire drivetrain systems.”
The firm also invested in new hoist equipment in the shop to facilitate large component repair and added a large carousel paint system, which can handle 12 components simultaneously.
The company now has 13 service centers throughout the United States that offer full service and remanufacturing for off-highway transmissions and axles.
Palmer Johnson Power Systems specializes in servicing and supplying components for heavy-duty, off highway transmissions and axles. The company is the authorized distributor and service center for leading manufacturers including Twin Disc, ZF Off-Highway, Carraro, Funk, AxleTech and Eaton.