Dove Equipment

Evolution of a Leader

About Us

Dove Equipment was founded in 1967 and—like many other businesses in the Peoria area—started out as primarily a supplier to Caterpillar.

When Dove was started, lubrication systems and repair parts were at the heart of the business.

As our customers evolved, so did we, and Dove now has five locations with engineering and technical salesmen that specialize in industrial and automotive coatings systems.

In 2014, Dove Equipment was acquired by ICAFe and has continued to grow. Our United States headquarters is still located in East Peoria, IL, and our Mexico headquarters is located in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

Focus

Dove Equipment specializes in the design and engineering of fluid handling systems for the automotive and general industry.

An increasing amount of our focus is dedicated to automation and integrating robots into finishing processes. We have the ability to build our own electrical panels and interface our controls with a variety of other systems manufacturer’s equipment.

Our History

Evolution of a Leader.

Design and engineering of fluid
handling systems, Automation and Robotics.

1967
Dove Equipment founded by Vern Winemiller in East Peoria, IL.

1980
Dove Equipment sold to Barker-Rockford and becomes the industrial finishing division of a company that specializes in hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power systems

1988
Dove Equipment becomes the largest distributor of Graco products to the industrial finishing market.

1995
Dove Equipment Mexico is founded in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, with sales offices and warehousing.

2000
Sales offices and warehousing are opened in Puebla, Mexico.
All outstanding stock of both Barker-Rockford and Dove Equipment is purchased by joint Employee Stock

Ownership Program. Both companies become 100% employee-owned.

2014
Dove Equipment is acquired by ICAFe, Inc. of Waukesha, WI.

2016
Sales office and engineering location opened in Querétero, Mexico.

What We Offer?

Dove Equipment offers everything from processing processes, sealants & adhesives, and from small-scale systematic engineering to large-scale processing.

Our focus today is dedicated to the automation and integration of robots in the finishing process. We have the ability to build our own electrical panels and integrate interface controls for a variety of systems from different manufacturers.

Fluid Engineering Systems Management

Automated Coatings Applications

Robotics

Why Dove Equipment?

Because with Dove Equipment we have experienced technical sales staff that is dedicated to providing the best possible equipment and service to our customers.

What can we contribute to the table?

Dove Equipment has an experienced technical sales staff dedicated to providing our customers with the best equipment and service possible.

We have an innovative engineering staff that takes pride in the integrated systems and processes that are developed.

Our strength as a company is derived from forming and maintaining positive relationships between customers and suppliers.

Main Industrial Sectors Attended

Dove Equipment focuses on several discrete finishing processes; However, our strength is finding unique ways to integrate the systems together, we also provide:

Surface treatment
Liquid coating
Powder coating
Sealants and Adhesives
Heat processing
Automation and robotics

Dove Equipment’s core competence is backed by more than 40 years of experience. Complete management and installation of projects.

Major Industries Served

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AUTOMOTIVE
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AGRICULTURAL
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ELECTRONICS
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WOOD
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MINING