GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA, US — Chief Agri has purchased substantially all the assets of Rapat Industries Philippines.

The Asia location complements Chief’s France location, Chief Phenix, and bridges the gap from its headquarters in North America. The diversity in locations allows Chief to better serve customers and fulfill orders for clients across the globe, the company said.

The new Chief facility in Asia is located inside the Economic Duty Free Zone at the former Clark Airforce Base north of Manila. The 36,500-square-foot plant accommodates the design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembly of a variety of belt conveyor models. Each conveyor is designed to meet the specific needs of the application. The personalization of the product translates to a high-quality finished solution.

With the purchase, Chief acquires the technical expertise in conveyor belt models to support Chief’s efforts to provide a complete solution for both the commercial and private sectors.

 “The integration of the belt conveyor line into our existing business portfolio and manufacturing footprint allows us to further broaden and accelerate diversity in our overall product line, add to our customer base, and enhance our presence in complementary markets,” said DJ Eihusen, chief executive officer of Chief Industries. “We intend to leverage these extended capabilities to better serve our existing customers domestically and abroad with increasingly valuable, competitive, and cost-effective products.”