Franklin Grid Solutions Adds Battery Monitoring to Portfolio Offering


Franklin Electric Co., Inc. announced today that it has completed the purchase of the assets of Midtronics Stationary Power Division (SPD), an Illinois corporation, specializing in designing, engineering, manufacturing and marketing of stationary battery testing and monitoring equipment used for a variety of industries including telecom, data center, and electric utilities. Midtronics SPD products will now be sold through Franklin Grid Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Electric.

As part of the acquisition, Todd Stukenberg, VP & GM of Midtronics SPD, will take on a more expanded role as VP, Franklin Grid Solutions effective immediately. Todd brings with him years of industry experience in the battery monitoring space, along with a proven track record of success in a variety of key leadership positions.
Travis Wood, former VP of Franklin Grid Solutions, has moved over to Franklin’s Water division as President, Franklin Control Systems. Travis commented: "The acquisition of the Midtronics SPD division will not only allow us to offer more fully integrated solutions for our power and utility customers, it complements our long-term strategy of expanding into adjacent, high growth markets such as the Data Center, UPS and Telecom sectors where Midtronics SPD is a well-established and recognized leader.”

Franklin Grid Solutions LLC specializes in advanced remote monitoring solutions for high voltage circuit breakers in substations, load tap changers found on large power transformers, distribution transformers, overhead and underground distribution lines, and other hard-to-reach assets.

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Willowbrook, IL, April 27, 2018 – First Case and Midtronics | Stationary Power announce a partnership focused on delivering world-class battery management services.  Services include battery testing, battery monitoring as well as battery data interpolation and analysis to name a few. 

Significant time was spent at Midtronics HQ with representatives from First Case and Midtronics to develop innovative battery testing and maintenance procedures.  Also at Midtronics HQ, the First Case team was officially trained and certified on the installation and maintenance of Midtronics patented CELLGUARD wireless battery monitoring system.

Together, First Case and Midtronics are working together to expand in EMEA and considering further joint partnership activity in the rest of the world.  

Seen in the picture are (left) Ad Smulders, Founder/CEO of First Case and (right) Todd Stukenberg, Vice President & General Manager of Midtronics Stationary Power.