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FSIP Proudly Celebrates 55 Years In-Service!
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, March 1, 2023: Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) established in 1968, celebrates its 55th anniversary. FSIP originally designed and manufactured aviation electronics for aircraft and runways. They earned a reputation as being a highly qualified electronics supplier. Today, FSIP is recognized for electronic remanufacturing, short run manufacturing, electrification design, as a distribution channel, and for offering battery-powered equipment charging and regeneration solutions.
FSIP employs technical expertise, efficient manufacturing practices, and strong OEM relationships to provide cost-effective, reliable electronic solutions across numerous markets. They are committed to providing the electric vehicle industry with best-in-class products and services. Company General Manager, Pamela Jones stated “We have achieved this landmark anniversary through the hard work and dedication of our organization. Our focus is on culture, outstanding customer service, responsiveness, and innovation. We aim to fully satisfy our customer’s requirements and expectations while always keeping an eye to the future and working to service the fast-changing products and markets that we serve”.
The proof is in the results. FSIP remanufacturers over 48,000 parts annually, distributes 10,000+ new SKUs, has increased their workforce, and increased their facility space twice (with a future move on the horizon). The future is bright for Flight Systems Industrial Products as markets trend to electrification, sustainability, and value.
January - FSIP Under New Management
January - FSIP Salutes Retiring President
March - FSIP Celebrates 50 Years
March - Launches Online Store
November - Receives Industry Award
August - Acquires ARS
November - MUS Award
May - FSIP Breaks Ground
July - SPE
July - Central Penn
2013 And Older News
January 2013 - Expanding Markets
September 2012 - Navitas
June 2012 - Sevcon
April 2012 - Curtis
April 2010 - Kollmorgen
March 2010 - GE
October 2005 - Curtis
Flight Systems Industrial Products Under New Management at Year End
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, January 15, 2021: After serving 13 years on the management team at Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP), Director of Sales and Marketing Pam Jones assumed the new role of General Manager to replace President Barry Bowman, who retired his career of 35 years in December 2020.
“We wish Barry the best in this new chapter, and I will ensure the company is following the same path focusing on quality and service,” said Jones.
Having a background in sales, marketing, and operations, Jones started at FSIP in 2007 as the sales manager. Her position later grew to include the Customer Service, Technical Support, Sales Engineering, Products, and Marketing departments. In 2017, Jones became a part of the executive management team.
Flight Systems Industrial Products Salutes Retiring President At Year End
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, January 15, 2021: After 35 years of dedicated service, President Barry Bowman retired his position with Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP). Bowman has been the “driving force” behind FSIP’s success and growth over the years by developing partnerships with electronic and vehicle manufacturers and managing the company with strong leadership principles to provide quality customer service and products, along with growing their OEM alliances.
“35 years ago, the founder of Flight Systems, Bob Shaffner, gave me a job as an electronic draftsman,” said Bowman. “I would have never imagined at that time that it would lead me to where I am today. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to have a handful of very good mentors; they know who they are, and I will always be grateful. While I may have led the FSIP team, it’s the employees that make what this business is today. I’ve been successful because of them and will always be appreciative of their efforts and commitment to the business.”
Effective upon his retirement, Pam Jones assumed the role as General Manager. “Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you have given to FSIP,” she said, “and the commitment that you’ve given to our employees here. Also, thank you for all the mentoring that you’ve shown me over the years.”
Flight Systems Industrial Products Celebrates 50 Years
Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) is proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018. Looking back to its early years, FSIP was heavily involved in the aerospace industry, designing and manufacturing solid state controls for aircraft and runway strobe lights. During this time, they earned a reputation as a highly qualified supplier while their products were used on various space crafts and launch vehicles including Apollo 8, 9, 11, 15 & 16 as well as Skylab I & II.
In 1999, the company was renamed Flight Systems Industrial Products to better reflect the markets that they serve. At that time, FSIP was a $1.5M company with 21 employees. In 2003, FSIP needed a larger building and relocated to their current address at 1015 Harrisburg Pike. Since that time, they have completed two building expansions, bringing their facility space to 59,000 square feet to accommodate business growth. FSIP’s focus has evolved over the decades to serve a niche in the electric vehicle market, which includes material handling equipment, golf carts, cleaning equipment, electric boats, go-karts and ground support equipment. They now boast over 115 employees and over $20M in revenue, as well as a branch location in Addison, Illinois.
FSIP’s strong OEM relationships and technical competencies allow them to offer a variety of quality products for the markets they serve, including the remanufacturing and small run manufacturing sectors, as well as new product distribution. From controllers, to chargers, to joysticks and golf cart motors, they now offer a variety of products to keep battery powered vehicles moving.
In 2018, FSIP continues to grow and progress by adding more products to their offerings and expanding services to their valued customers. To celebrate 50 years, FSIP will be offering special promotions to customers throughout the coming months, beginning with free coffee mugs to the first 50 customers who buy through their new online store at www.shop.fsip.biz.
Flight Systems Industrial Products Launches Online Store
Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) is pleased to announce the launch of their new online store, www.shop.fsip.biz. This mobile friendly store enables customers to shop online for new and remanufactured controls, battery chargers, motors, accessories and much more. Customers can view their order history, get tracking numbers for shipments, and view or print past invoices. With this new store, FSIP continues to expand and improve the services they offer to their valued customers.
With 50 years of experience in remanufacturing and legacy manufacturing, FSIP provides electronic products used on electric and gas powered vehicles and equipment. To learn about the new & remanufactured electronic products that FSIP offers, visit them online today.
Flight Systems Industrial Products Receives Industry Award
FSIP has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the third consecutive year that FSIP has earned the MVS Award. This industry Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.
To qualify for the MVS Award, FSIP was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety and documenting a program that “gives back,” MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in the following areas:
- Industry Advocacy
- Distributor Advocacy
- Business Networking
- Continuing Education
- Business Best Practices
“FSIP is honored to have received our 3rd consecutive Most Valuable Supplier Award from MHEDA,” says FSIP President, Barry Bowman. “We take pride in our ongoing commitment to quality and continual improvement to the products and services that FSIP offers to our valued customers in the Material Handling industry.”
“MHEDA’s MVS Award winners represent a commitment to excellence in managing their business and in providing outstanding support to the distributor,” said Buddy Smith, MHEDA’s 2017 Chairman of the Board and CEO of CMH Services in Columbia, SC. “MHEDA is proud of all the MVS winners.”
With over 49 years of experience in remanufacturing and legacy manufacturing products, FSIP provides electronic products used on electric and gas powered vehicles and equipment. Products include new & remanufactured motor controllers, joysticks, dash displays and battery chargers. FSIP is also the exclusive distributor of the Xtender Battery Regenerator.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit www.mheda.org.
Flight Systems Industrial Products Acquires ARS Solutions, LLC
August 28, 2017
Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) located in Carlisle, PA is pleased to announce that it has acquired ARS Solutions, LLC located at 80 S Fairbank Street in Addison, Illinois.
FSIP is a leading remanufacturer of electronic products found on electric and gas powered vehicles. They also provide manufacturing services, a variety of distributed products and assist OEMs with new application designs. Their product line supports many platforms including industrial trucks, golf carts, scrubber-sweepers, mining cars/locomotives, electric boats, go-karts and ground support equipment.
ARS Solutions, LLC has provided electronic repair services since 2010 to the material handling industry, also offering repair services on electronic and electromechanical parts for the appliance industry, including dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators and washer and dryer controls.
Barry Bowman, President of FSIP, and Sergio Proccichiani, CEO of ARS, finalized FSIP's acquisition of ARS on Friday, August 25th, 2017. That location will officially start doing business as FSIP on Monday, August 28th, 2017. Proccichiani assumes the role of Operations Manager of the Midwest location. Bowman states “it has been a goal of FSIP for several years to develop a footprint in the Midwest region. We already serve many customers in this area but one of the comments that we have heard over the years is that the time lag when shipping products to and from our PA facility is inconvenient. We will now be able to provide a much shorter turnaround time and in some cases be able to provide same day service to this region. We will also be very diligent in maintaining ample stock of rebuilt exchange, on-the-shelf ready to ship, units of the most popular controls and products.” Proccichiani adds “I am very excited to be part of the FSIP organization. FSIP’s experience, product offerings and reputation within the markets made it an easy decision to align with them. It will be my responsibility to ensure the new location provides FSIP customers in the area with the same quality and service they have come to expect.”
After 49 years of growth, along with their strong OEM and manufacturer relationships, FSIP’s capabilities now include over 12,000 part numbers consisting of over 9,000 remanufactured, 2,000 manufactured and 1,000 distributed part numbers, while employing more than 115 personnel.
Contact FSIP for assistance with your business needs.
717-254-3747 or 1-800-333-1194 (PA Location)
708-546-3763 or 1-800-804-5711 (IL Location)
FSIP Receives MVS Award from MHEDA
Flight Systems Industrial Products has been granted the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2016. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This newly initiated award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.
To qualify for the MVS Award, FSIP was required to meet a series of criteria important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an on-going commitment to safety, MVS Award winners have demonstrated an overall commitment to business excellence by documenting programs in industry advocacy, distributor support, business networking, continuing education and best business practices. FSIP is proud to announce this award and vows to strive for continued success in the future.
FSIP Breaks Ground on Building expansion
Flight Systems Industrial Products is located in a 44,000 square foot facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In the Spring of 2015, they began a 15,000 square foot building addition which will bring the total area of the facility to 59,000 square feet when it is completed. The expansion will include over 4,000 square feet of new engineering lab and office space, over 3,000 square feet of new warehousing, and over 5,000 square feet of additional space for manufacturing and remanufacturing operations. It will also encompass a larger cafeteria area to accommodate FSIP’s growing employee base. This addition will further enable FSIP to continuously improve the products and services they provide to their valuable customers.
View more progress photos of the building expansion here.
FSIP Announces Exclusive Remanufacturing Agreement and New Product Distribution
with World-Class Battery Charger Manufacturer, S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale
Carlisle, PA, July 2014 – Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) of Carlisle, Pennsylvania announces an exclusive remanufacturing agreement and an arrangement to distribute new products with S.P.E. Elettronica Industriale, of Bologna, Italy. S.P.E. specializes in on-board and standalone industrial, electronic battery chargers for lead-acid and lithium batteries. They offer an extensive line of high-frequency, programmable chargers ideal for the forklift, golf cart, scrubber sweeper, electric vehicle and go kart industries. Naming FSIP as the official US remanufacturer solidifies the commitment that S.P.E. has to serving the North American market.
Flight Systems Industrial Products has more than 45 years of experience in legacy manufacturing and remanufacturing of electronic products used on electric and gas powered vehicles. Additionally, as an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier, partnering with FSIP ensures superior and reliable remanufacturing and warranty services.
As an authorized distributor, FSIP will be able to provide customers with technical support, sales support, product specification and remanufacturing abilities. All of these functions will be performed at the FSIP plant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The companies expect a full launch by the beginning of October 2014.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-333-1184.
FSIP Featured in Central Penn Business Journal
"Barry Bowman found the perfect formula to keep Flight Systems Industrial Products growing steadily as a niche manufacturer of electronic products: Be in control.
FSIP manufactures the controllers used in many electric and gas-powered vehicles, such as golf carts, scrubber-sweepers, mining cars/locomotives, electric boats and go-karts. A big part of the company's business is remanufacturing the controllers made decades ago." Read full article here.
FSIP Is Expanding Its Markets
Due to tremendous customer requests and the ability of control crossover into multiple applications, FSIP is expanding its platforms to include not only forklifts, golf carts and scrubber/sweepers but also aerial lifts, scooters, mining cars, go karts and electric boats.
FSIP remanufactures over 45,000 controls annually; serving over 5,000 customers with more than 6,000 different part numbers available. All are backed by a one year warranty. These controls include SCR, transistorized, separately excited, AC, traction and pump controls, DC/DC converters, accelerators, dash displays, control handles, battery discharge indicators, vehicle control units utilizing can bus, accessory cards and ECUs for combustion engines.
FSIP also offers new controls to best suit your application needs. Our expertise furthermore allows us to modify new controls to meet your individual vehicle specifications.
FLIGHT SYSTEMS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS AND NAVITAS VEHICLE SYSTEMS INC.
ANNOUNCE AN AFTERMARKET AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
Carlisle, PA - September 2012 - Navitas Vehicle Systems Incorporated (NVS), a leading manufacturer of electric vehicle control systems for battery and hybrid powered vehicles, and Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP), a leading provider of remanufacturing services for electric vehicle control systems, have agreed to an Aftermarket Servicing Agreement, effective immediately.
Under terms of the agreement, FSIP will be the exclusive North American remanufacturing facility for NVS. Through this partnership, FSIP will supply the aftermarket industry with certified remanufactured NVS electric vehicle control systems. This will support and bring additional value to the OEM customers of NVS, having ready access to a lower-cost, high-quality remanufactured system and extend the legacy of their products.
Accelerated Systems Inc. (ASI) purchased the Navitas controller line in 2009. While they have fine-tuned the name, (ASI products by Navitas) they will supply the same product, performance, quality and industry support that Navitas customers have experienced. NVS products and integrated systems are used in battery and alternative-powered vehicles across multiple applications. These include: industrial and commercial vehicles such as forklift trucks, aerial platforms (scissors and booms), airport ground support equipment (GSE), golf carts, scooters and other special-purpose industrial electric vehicles. Navitas produces patented controller products and software algorithms, as well as customized designs developed specifically for large, medium and small OEMs as well as a complete offering of electrical drive components.
FSIP has been a leading remanufacturer of industrial controls for over 40 years. With more than 6,000 part numbers available, the company annually remanufactures over 45,000 controls used on electric and gas-powered vehicles, primarily forklifts, aerial lifts, personnel carriers and golf carts, along with scrubber/sweepers, walkies, tuggers, wire guidance systems, scooters, mining cars, go-karts and electric boats.
These controls include SCR, transistorized, SX, AC, traction and pump controls, DC/DC converters, accelerators, dash displays, control handles, BDIs, VCMs utilizing CAN bus, accessory cards, battery chargers and ECUs for combustion engines.
Sevcon and FSIP Aftermarket Service Agreement
Sevcon, a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of electric motor control systems for electrically powered vehicles and Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP), a leading provider of remanufacturing service for electric vehicle control systems, have agreed to an Aftermarket Service Agreement, effective immediately. Under the terms of the agreement, FSIP will be the exclusive remanufacturer of Sevcon electric motor control systems in the US. Sevcon and FSIP will begin sharing data, test capabilities and other important control functions to further develop this partnership.
Sevcon has been at the forefront of electric vehicle control technology since established in 1961. They have continually pushed the boundaries of technology, delivering new products that match the need for greater power and control.
Working alongside other world-class suppliers and OEMs, Sevcon is challenging technological boundaries as demand grows to generate greater power and efficiency from smaller, lighter components. The design of their motor controllers now complements and integrates with other electric vehicle components to offer the best possible performance and value to a vehicle, bike or scooter.
FSIP has been the leading remanufacturer of industrial controls for over 40 years, providing a remanufactured product with superior quality, reliability and turnaround. With more than 6,000 part numbers available, the company annually remanufactures over 45,000 controls used on electric and gas-powered vehicles, primarily forklifts, aerial lifts, personnel carriers and golf carts, along with scrubber/sweepers, walkies, tuggers, wire guidance systems, scooters, mining cars and electric boats.
These controls include SCR, transistorized, separately excited, AC, traction and pump controls, DC/DC converters, accelerators, dash displays, control handles, battery discharge indicators, vehicle control units utilizing CAN bus, accessory cards and ECUs for combustion engines.
For FSIP, this agreement aligns with the strategic focus of nurturing alliances with industry-leading manufacturers of electric vehicle components and systems to provide the most recent upgrades to the control hardware and software. These alliances enable FSIP to truly remanufacture the control and not just repair it or “swap it out” as may be the case with other repair facilities. It also provides the market with an alternative to new, while maintaining the integrity of the control as a remanufactured product.
This partnership will bring additional value and support to Sevcon’s OEM customer’s aftermarket businesses in North America. These customers will have ready access to a lower-cost, high-quality remanufactured control solution through FSIP, directly supported by Sevcon through revision control and testing.
FSIP becomes Distributor of New Curtis MasterDrive Motor Controllers for Golf Market
Curtis Instruments, Inc. has authorized FSIP as a distributor of their MasterDrive motor controllers being offered to the golf car aftermarket. The MasterDrive controls are upgrade controls offering additional performance for both E-Z-GO and Club Car vehicles. FSIP will stock numerous part numbers for immediate delivery. These controls have Curtis quality and drivability designed for golf car OEM applications.
Kollmorgen and Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) Announce Aftermarket
Servicing Agreement on Drives and Controls for Electric Fork Lift Trucks
Agreement provides OEMs with a lower-cost, remanufactured solution supported
by world-class expertise, service and technology
Radford, VA – April 12, 2010 - Kollmorgen, a leading global manufacturer of drives and controls for electric fork lift trucks, and FSIP, a leading provider of remanufacturing services for electric vehicle control systems, have agreed to an Aftermarket Service Agreement, effective immediately. Under terms of the Agreement, FSIP will be the exclusive remanufacturer of Kollmorgen drives and controls for the North America electric fork lift truck market. Kollmorgen is most widely recognized under the company’s previous branding of Danaher Motion, as a supplier of drives and controls to OEMs of electric fork lift trucks.
“Partnering with FSIP helps us better support and bring additional value to our OEM customer’s aftermarket businesses in North America,” says Brian Lubin, Business Unit Director, Kollmorgen Electric Vehicle Systems. “These customers will have ready access to a lower-cost, high-quality remanufactured drive and control solution through FSIP, and directly supported by Kollmorgen through revision control and testing. Additionally, the Agreement will extend the availability of legacy Kollmorgen drive and control products.”
“This Agreement aligns with our strategic focus of nurturing alliances with industry-leading manufacturers of electric vehicle components and systems, and doing so allows us to provide our customers with the most recent upgrades to the control hardware and software,” explains Barry Bowman, President of FSIP. “As the intellectual property of today’s electric vehicle controls become more complex, these alliances enable us to truly remanufacture the control and not just ‘repair it’ or ‘swap it out’ as may be the case with other repair facilities. It also provides the market with an alternative to ‘new,’ while maintaining the integrity of the control as a remanufactured product.”
Between now and May 2010, Kollmorgen and FSIP will be sharing data, test capabilities and other important drive and control functions. The companies anticipate that the full launch of remanufactured Kollmorgen drives and controls for electric vehicles will begin in May.
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of motion systems and components for machine builders around the globe, with over 60 years of motion control design and application expertise.
Through world-class knowledge in motion, industry-leading quality and deep expertise in linking and integrating standard and custom products, Kollmorgen delivers breakthrough solutions unmatched in performance, reliability and ease-of-use, giving electric vehicle and other machine builders an irrefutable marketplace advantage.
For more information visit www.kollmorgen.com, email email@example.com or call 1-540-633-3545.
FSIP has been a leading remanufacturer of industrial controls for over 40 years. With more than 5,000 part numbers available, the company annually remanufactures over 45,000 controls used on electric and gas-powered vehicles, primarily forklifts, aerial lifts, personnel carriers and golf carts, along with scrubber/sweepers, walkies, tuggers, wire guidance systems, scooters, mining cars and electric boats.
These controls include SCR, transistorized, separately excited, AC, traction and pump controls, DC/DC converters, accelerators, dash displays, control handles, battery discharge indicators, vehicle control units utilizing CAN bus, accessory cards and ECUs for combustion engines.
FSIP Acquires Certain Product Lines, Assets, and JV Equity Interests From General Electric
On March 1st, 2010, FSIP formalized an acquisition of certain assets of General Electric’s Motion Controls Business. The acquired business is primarily located in Patillas, Puerto Rico and it manufactures and distributes controls used in various electric vehicle applications: forklifts, neighborhood electric vehicles, golf carts, walkies, tuggers, go-carts and personnel carriers.
FSIP is the industry’s leading remanufacturer of controls for the electric vehicle control market. FSIP remanufactures over 45,000 controls annually and is associated with many of the industry’s leading OEM’s. FSIP remanufactures controls for forklifts, aerial lifts, golf carts, scrubbers/sweepers, personnel carriers and mobility controls.
FSIP and GE have been involved in a Joint Venture (JV), the GE/Flight Systems Servicenter, for over 12 years. During these 12 years FSIP served the needs of GE with remanufacturing, warranty services and the manufacturing of specific GE controls and components. FSIP will continue to provide GE customers with their remanufacturing requirements.
President of FSIP, Barry Bowman says “products which are currently manufactured or provided by GE’s Patillas Puerto Rico plant will be transitioned to FSIP from March 1st through June 1st. Both FSIP and GE have diligently prepared for this transition of the products and equipment and will be implementing safety stock levels for all controls and components to allow for minimal inconvenience of availability for our customer’s needs throughout the transition period.”
Also, through this acquisition, FSIP will continue to perform the warranty service for the GE product and will retain exclusive rights to the GE trademark. “We will comply with regulations and specifications that apply to the product line. The integrity and quality of the GE product that the market expects will remain in tact.” says Bowman.
He adds “we are very excited here at FSIP and we look forward to growing our business with our customer’s support.”
Curtis and FSIP become Partners
Curtis Instruments Inc. announces the formation of a partnership with Flight Systems Industrial Products ("FSIP"). Curtis Instruments Inc. is a world leader in developing and manufacturing controls and instrumentation for the global electric and non-automotive vehicle market. Flight Systems Industrial Products remanufactures and repairs electric controllers and parts used in electric vehicle control systems.
The new alliance will transfer the remanufacturing and repairs from the Curtis facility in California to FSIP's facility in Carlisle, PA commencing on Dec. 1, 2005. This action is driven by our joint desire to deliver superior service, responsiveness, and value to Curtis aftermarket customers. By focusing on what each does best, our partnership establishes FSIP as a Curtis Certified Service Center and entails FSIP repairing and remanufacturing out-of-warranty products. Curtis will support FSIP with technical support throughout the operation.
Curtis will continue to operate its out-of-warranty aftermarket business until December 1, 2005 at which time the service (including return and sales administration) of all out-of-warranty series-based controllers will be transferred to FSIP. SepEx-based controllers will be transferred in similar fashion no later than March 1, 2006.