Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a leading manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota.
The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics, and cabin preheat.
“The Hartzell family of companies, which is investing heavily in the future of general aviation, is broadening our offerings in heated products with this acquisition,” said Hartzell Propeller President JJ Frigge.
“We were impressed with Tanis’ exceptional quality, laser focus on safety, passion for aviation, and fit with Hartzell.
“We continue to look for opportunities to make direct, long-term investments in value-added manufacturing companies that complement our existing portfolio or leverage core competencies.”
Tanis Aircraft Products President and CEO Douglas J. Evink will become Hartzell Propeller vice president of sales for Tanis.
Tanis engineering, sales, and administrative staff will continue to be based near the Anoka County Airport, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minn.
Tanis manufacturing operations will be integrated into Hartzell Propeller’s heated products portfolio in Piqua, Ohio.