Half a Century of Manufacturing Heavy-Duty Pallet Handling Conveyor Systems
Alba Manufacturing is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Alba incorporated in February 1973. Initially a small machine shop under 6,700 square feet, Norman Inderhees purchased the Alba facility and its assets located in Oxford, Ohio to become a regional manufacturer of custom conveyors and equipment.
In 1978, Tom Inderhees (Norman Inderhees’ son) became president. Alba added additional material handling products to become a full-service material handling solutions provider. In 1984 and 1989, Alba moved to larger facilities in Hamilton, Ohio, expanding the latter in 1995.
Under the direction of Tom Inderhees, the demand for Alba’s products grew. In 2001, Alba moved to their current location, a 67,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fairfield, Ohio. Due to their reputation for product excellence, Alba completed a 21,000 square foot addition in 2016—installing more high-tech, automated equipment to facilitate production and accommodate continued growth.
Over time, Alba transitioned their manufacturing focus from a “custom-build” shop to a manufacturer of a quality pre-engineered line of material handling equipment. Starting with core components, Alba can provide a multitude of product enhancements to provide maximum application adaptability and flexibility.
Currently, Alba engineers and designs heavy-duty, pallet-handling, roller conveyor systems, consisting of chain driven live roller (CDLR), zero pressure accumulation conveyor, drag chain conveyor, gravity roller conveyor, lift and rotate, pallet stackers and dispensers, turntables, chain transfers and transfer cars. Alba’s reputation of manufacturing rocksolid equipment is reinforced by an industry leading, two-year warranty on all their standard and pre-engineered equipment.
To ensure superior service, Alba Manufacturing only distributes products through the Alba Partner Network (APN), which consists of System Integrators (SIs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Distributors. With select Partner Network members throughout North America, Alba is focused on two things—to successfully fulfill the end users’ needs and to exceed performance expectations.