GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Michigan-based company HG Automation recently acquired Treva Automation, a leader in the design and integration of automated solutions. Treva Automation, which was founded in 2008, has established itself as a key player in the controls applications, mechanical design, software development, and integration services space. The company is headquartered in Lake Orion, Michigan.

As part of the acquisition, Treva Automation’s former owner Dave London will retain an ownership interest in the company. The specific financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

According to HG Automation President Vince Lowell, the decision to invest in Treva Automation was driven by the company’s strong reputation and extensive industry relationships.

“Dave and his organization have developed an excellent reputation in the automation industry, and they have established relationships with many of our current customers,” said Lowell. “As we look to the future, we believe Treva's ability to provide controls and mechanical engineering, as well as their automation systems integration experience, will fit nicely in our portfolio.”

In addition to its focus on controls and mechanical design, Treva Automation is also known for its expertise in the engineering and integration of small to medium-sized automation cells. The company operates out of a 30,000 square foot facility in Lake Orion.

Treva Automation was advised on the deal by Adam Frost of Ufer, Spaniola & Frost, PC and Phil Gilbert of East Bay Advisors. Meanwhile, HG Automation received legal counsel from a team at Miller Johnson that included Erik Daly, Dustin Jackson, Ryan McNally, Marcus Hoekstra, and Courtney Lee.

HG Automation is a relatively new player in the automation space, having been established in 2021. The company is a subsidiary of the Huizenga Group, which has a long history of investing in and managing a diverse portfolio of businesses. In its short time in operation, HG Automation has quickly grown to become a significant player in the North American market, with a focus on serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, and consumer goods industries.

The company has made a concerted effort to expand its portfolio of automation companies in recent years. This strategy is being led by Huizenga Group Automation, the subsidiary formed to manage HG Automation’s investments in the sector.

With the acquisition of Treva Automation, HG Automation will look to further enhance its service offering and expand its customer base. The company will now be able to provide a more comprehensive suite of controls applications, mechanical design, and integration services, in addition to gaining access to Treva’s existing software development expertise.

The deal is expected to close in the coming months, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions. Following the completion of the acquisition, Treva Automation will continue to operate out of its Lake Orion facility.

HG Automation and Treva Automation will also begin the process of integrating their respective teams and business operations.