GEC Gas Equipment Company, Inc. becomes part of KC ProSupply

MAKEEN Energy’s daughter company, Kosan Crisplant, has today signed an agreement to acquire GEC, and the closing of the deal will take place before the end of March 2020. GEC becomes a part of KC ProSupply, strengthening our global business and network.  

GEC Gas Equipment Company, Inc. (based in Dallas, USA) will in the future be part MAKEEN Energy. GEC thus becomes the latest branch of KC ProSupply, expanding our presence, volume and services significantly.

"The trading activities in KC ProSupply are a strategic focus area for which we have ambitious goals, and with the acquisition of GEC, which is the largest acquisition to date, our trading division will assume a size justifying merging the activities in one powerful unit. The unit will consist of 180 employees and have a yearly turnover of approx. 85 MUSD"
Anders C. Anderson

The previous owner, Skeeter LaDue, will continue to lead GEC under the new ownership.

Mutual advantages and synergies

The acquisition of GEC adds extra volume and new business areas to KC ProSupply.  By building on its physical locations and its relations to the market, the GEC business can now be further strengthened by developing the service area and offering added value to the American customers – from purchase, consultancy and delivery to installation and on-site services.

“This acquisition opens up new possibilities for us in the US market and allows us to develop our existing presence and services substantially. I am convinced that this move will lead to an exciting and successful future for both parties.”
Bo Larsen
Sales Director, MAKEEN Energy 

High volume, combined with many years in the business, means that GEC holds a strong position with many of the major suppliers. GEC and KC ProSupply can, therefore, achieve substantial synergies in relation to the key suppliers, both in terms of higher volume as well as easier daily access to the US-based suppliers for our European entities.

“I am thrilled to be able to pass on ownership of GEC to a company that wants to carry our values forward. Joining forces with people as passionate about energy industry success as us is what takes us into the next chapter in our storybook.” 
Skeeter LaDue
President, GEC

Facts about GEC Gas Equipment, Inc

  • GEC is a warehouse distributor of in-process, transfer and control equipment for oil and gas producers, transporters and LPG marketers.
  • The company has expanded into the segments of industrial/petrochemical and industrial gas/cry/NOx/SCR and natural gas liquids, as well as integrated systems for these markets.
  • The LaDue family established the company in Dallas, Texas, in 1937 and have owned the company ever since.
  • Currently, GEC has 11 offices across the central, southern and eastern United States.