Trola-Dyne acquired by Bucks County distributor

Ioannis Pashakis//March 12, 2020

Trola-Dyne acquired by Bucks County distributor

Ioannis Pashakis//March 12, 2020


Custom lubrication and hydraulic manufacturer Trola-Dyne has been acquired by Bucks County-based Airline Hydraulics Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

York-based Trola-Dyne will continue to maintain its 21 employees at the company’s 26,000-square-foot facility, but will add Airline’s clients to its work load, said Jessica Nath, a spokesperson for Airline.

Airline is a distributor of fluid power, automation and machine safeguarding products. It also offers system engineering, servicing, repair and installation to its customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

The distributor has operated its own 8,000-square-foot facility in York, next to Trola-Dyne, for the past 15 years. Airline employs 21 full-time employees at the facility, which offers sales support for the company’s customers in central Pennsylvania and Maryland.

As a part of the merger, Willard Macfarland, president of Trola-Dyne, will take on the role of general manager and will continue to oversee the former Trola-Dyne employees at its 7 Interchange Place facility.

“We are so pleased to be joining forces with Will and the great team at Trola-Dyne,” said Mark Steffens, CEO at Airline. “With Trola-Dyne’s industry expertise and tremendous customer synergies, we see a bright future for the combined entities.”

Along with continuing to work at the York facility, Trola-Dyne employees will be enrolled in Airline’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan once they become eligible.

“We are delighted to be a part of the Airline team and look forward to passing on the benefits of Airline’s broad product portfolio, engineered systems offerings and strong customer support capabilities to our customers,” said Macfarland.

Airline currently plans to operate both of the York facilities for the foreseeable future, with Airline’s smaller facility acting as a staging area for the larger Trola-Dyne facility.