A Success Story: Power Test Inc.


power-test-shop-floorCompany: Power Test Inc.

Location: Sussex

Founded in: 1976

What they do: Power Test designs, manufactures and markets dynamometers, heavy equipment testing systems and related data acquisition and control systems for the manufacturing, mining, power generation, marine, trucking, construction and military sectors. Power Test’s products are used to test vehicle engines, transmissions, hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders and valves, calculating power output and diagnosing performance problems.

How they’re growing: Infrastructure expansion such as new highways, railroads, airports, and water systems as well as mining and power generation projects are increasing demand for Power Test products around the world. The company’s products have been shipped to nearly 100 countries. In 2013, Power Test won a Governor’s Export achievement award for increasing its export sales by 146 percent over the previous three years. Export sales make up 43 percent of the company’s revenue. Power Test Inc. is highly committed to using Wisconsin companies as primary vendors. Approximately two thirds of all component parts of the Power Test Inc. products come from Wisconsin manufacturers and distributors.

What they’re saying: “Power Test was started in 1976 as a company of one. Since then, we have grown to supply equipment to nearly 100 countries of the world.” – Alan Petelinsek, President and CEO, Power Test