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ArrowCorp Company History

The ArrowCorp company history of Kipp-Kelly, ArrowCorp, and Premier

Kipp-Kelly began in 1913 as a diversified custom manufacturing shop established in downtown Winnipeg, Canada. Kipp-Kelly had a well deserved reputation as a problem solver, so when Quaker Oats approached them with a project regarding the cutting of whole oat groats, they worked together with the customer in developing the Kipp-Kelly Granulator. Those early machines still form the basis of today’s Kipp-Kelly Granulator, manufactured today in its current 1998 Mark IV design, which again was developed in co-operation with The Quaker Oats Company.

ArrowCorp is Canada's largest manufacturer of grain and seed processing equipment.

Kipp-Kelly continued to grow and during the 1930’s, Kipp-Kelly acquired manufacturing rights for the Triple/S style density separators. Their relationship allowed for equipment manufacturing and sales to any country outside the United States. Kipp-Kelly flourished during the next 40 years, selling and servicing Kipp-Kelly Gravity Tables and Stoners to over 70 countries worldwide, including Russia, China and the United Kingdom. Kipp-Kelly kept growing their manufacturing capabilities, developing a Bakery Line and Material Handling Equipment including their own line of Bucket Elevator, Drag and Screw Conveyors. They acted as resale agents for Clipper, Westrup, and Toyota forklifts. In 1981 Kipp-Kelly was sold to Spirrol, who were involved in the manufacture of concrete extruding equipment, and formed Spirrol Kipp-Kelly. Spirrol Kipp-Kelly ran into financial problems and was forced into bankruptcy protection in 1983. The material handling section, concrete extrusion and bakery division were divided out and sold separately from the Density and Granulator line, which remained with the Kipp-Kelly name. Kipp-Kelly was acquired by the Moolman family, which manufactured Kipp-Kelly products until September 1996 when it was sold to ArrowCorp Inc. of Winnipeg.

material handling Arrow Product Handling Ltd. began in late 1989, started by three former Simon-Day (Carter-Day) employees, Colin LeGrand, Fred Hass and Rick Gergatz. Arrow acted as resale agents for various manufacturers including BM&M, Donaldson and Universal Industries. The three owners wished to control their own destiny by manufacturing and perfecting their own line of processing equipment. The Kipp-Kelly division provided the design and manufacturing expertise to grow the existing product line from Granulators and Density Separators to other complementary components of seed and grain processing equipment. Arrow Product Handling Ltd became ArrowCorp and added the Kipp-Kelly Dockage Testers, Kipp-Kelly Thresher/Debearders, Cascade Aspirators and Scalper/Aspirators. ArrowCorp has pursued an aggressive product development course that continues to this day. The newest addition is the New ArrowCorp Pegasus Gravity Table and Orion Air/Screen.

Premier Grain Cleaner Company joined with ArrowCorp in December of 2004. Premier is a new manufacturer of Indent Length Separating equipment started in 2004 and is located in New Brighton, Minnesota. The Premier facility include all equipment required to manufacture indented cylinders for their own proprietary equipment, but also replacement indents for all North American made indents including, Carter-Day, Ideal, Northland-Superior and Crippen. With Premier’s addition ArrowCorp can supply complete systems for new and existing grain and seed facilities. The Premier Facility has a state of the art carbonitiding furnace for hardening of all indented cylinders produced in the facility.

dockage tester
ArrowCorp and Premier infuse new technology to help design and manufacture new and old products. Computerized 3-D modeling, use of laser/plasma cut steel and jig-welding fixtures ensure dependable, consistent products. All new designs incorporate simplicity in ease of operation and maintenance. Great care is taken in the fit and finish of our equipment. Kipp- Kelly, ArrowCorp and Premier equipment are renowned for their durability and ease of operation.

ArrowCorp has continued to expand, with head office and manufacturing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, U.S. manufacturing at Premier Grain Cleaner Company in New Brighton, Minnesota and a sales office in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

For additional information please contact us by telephone at 204-632-1000; or fax us at 204-632-0643.


40 Years...Count on it

  • Design Built
  • Over-Engineering
  • Perennial Parts Program
  • Custom Manufacturing
  • Maintenance Programs

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