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Type Division
Founded 1959
Headquarters Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Mark Sefcik
(Business Leader)
Website Enerpac.com

The Enerpac business is a division of Actuant (NYSEATU), a $1.5 billion diversified global manufacturing company, and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Enerpac primarily plays in the high-pressure hydraulics market with locations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.[1] The business has 28 offices in 22 different countries and over 1,000 employees. Enerpac produces and globally distributes high-pressure hydraulic products. The business focuses on the design of products, from small cylinders to computer-operated lifting & positioning systems.[2][3]

Enerpac Industrial Tools


Beijing Bird's Nest
Millau Viaduct
Athens Olympic Stadium
Oakland Bay Bridge


Historian John Gurda authored “The Drive To Lead,” a history of Actuant, that highlights important events in Enerpac's history.[4][5]

  • 1910: American Grinder Manufacturing Co. incorporates
  • 1918: American Grinder Manufacturing Co. produces water pumps for Ford’s ‘Model T’ motor car
  • 1925: American Grinder’s name is changed to Blackhawk Manufacturing
  • 1927: Blackhawk buys Hydraulic Tool Co. of Los Angeles
  • 1959: Enerpac is founded with brand name formally adopted for hydraulic tools and systems
  • 1961: Blackhawk Manufacturing becomes Applied Power Industries
  • 1980s: Enerpac creates convertible top actuation system
  • 1985: Applied Power increases global presence with 10 plants on 5 continents
  • 2000: APW Electronics spins off from Applied Power; Enerpac business becomes part of Actuant Corporation

Products and Services[edit]

Enerpac is a manufacturer of high-force tools and components for a variety of markets and applications. Enerpac has six key product focuses which include:[3]

  • Industrial Tools: Hydraulic pumps, cylinders, valves and system components
  • Bolting: Hydraulic torque wrenches, tensioners and multipliers
  • Workholding: Hydraulic clamping and fixture components for the machine tool industry
  • Unilift: Mechanical Actuators and system components
  • Concrete Stressing: Anchors, wedges, stressing jacks, and pumps
  • Integrated Solutions: Solutions tailored for specific heavy lifting applications

Integrated Solutions[edit]

Enerpac's Integrated Solutions business provides custom hydraulic solutions for the controlled movement and positioning of structures. Enerpac combines hydraulics, steel fabrication, and electronic control with engineering and application knowledge, in design and manufacturing.[3]

Markets Served[edit]


  1. ^ "Bloomberg Business Week". Enerpac Corp. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Business Wire". Enerpac Unit Plays Key Role in Erecting San Francisco Bay Bridge. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Enerpac Homepage". Enerpac Company Website. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "BizTimes". Did You Know?: Historian completes book about Actuant. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Drive to Lead". A Centennial History of the Actuant Corporation. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 

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