Sure Grip Controls Acquires Industrial Electronic Controls (IEC)

April 3, 2023

VICTORIA, BC, CANADA April 3, 2023 – Sure Grip Controls Inc., a subsidiary of Bailey International LLC, (Bailey) today announces the acquisition of Rockford, IL-based, Industrial Electronic Controls (IEC). The acquisition of IEC will expand Sure Grip Control’s product portfolio and provide additional expertise in electronic throttles, displays and sensor manufacturing. Sure Grip Controls will continue to develop and grow IECs business. “Combining IEC’s high-quality products with Sure Grip Controls’ existing portfolio allows us to offer a very broad range of electronic controls products to the market,” said Ken Baker, CEO of Bailey International. “The addition of IEC’s products will help us fulfill our vision to provide mobile and industrial equipment manufacturers with a fuller range of products and expand our fingertip-to-tooltip offering,” said Baker.

IEC’s electronic throttles, displays and sensors have a reputation for rugged design and unsurpassed quality control. IEC has extensive design and engineering capabilities combined with more than two decades of experience serving OEM customers. “We look forward to providing more products, additional capabilities and continued excellent service to our customers,” said Darren Lockyer, Vice President of Bailey International’s Electronics Business Unit.

Beyond complementary product portfolios, Sure Grip Controls and IEC are both dedicated to developing highly customized controls for heavy equipment applications in agriculture, construction, forestry, transportation and beyond. Both companies employ rigorous processes to design, engineer, manufacture, and quality-test products to ensure they withstand constant use in even the most rugged environments. “If there is one company in the mobile electronics control industry that matches our engineering capabilities and approach, it’s Sure Grip Controls,” said Joe Benjamin, Owner of Industrial Electronic Controls. “I am very excited that Sure Grip shares a very similar culture to IEC of unsurpassed service to their customers, which will make for a smooth and seamless transition for our much valued customers” said Benjamin.


 About Industrial Electronic Controls (IEC)

IEC has been a leading manufacturer of electronic controls and sensors for over 20 years. Their extensive portfolio of products includes electronic throttles, custom displays and sensors. IEC’s products are renowned for reliability and unsurpassed quality control. Their team of experts are widely recognized for OEM application knowledge and engineering excellence. IEC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Rockford, IL in the United States.

About Sure Grip Controls (Bailey Electronics)

Sure Grip Controls Inc. has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of custom controls solutions for heavy equipment applications in agriculture, construction, forestry, transportation and industry for more than 30 years. Sure Grip Controls’ joysticks, miniature thumb controls, and control electronics are meticulously designed, engineered and manufactured for maximum operator comfort and long-lasting, reliable performance. Sure Grip Controls is a subsidiary of Bailey International, LLC.


We’re excited to announce that Sure Grip Controls has acquired Industrial Electronic Controls (IEC)! This expands our capabilities and strengthens our position in the industry. As a leading provider of innovative electronic control solutions for industrial applications, IEC brings over two decades of focused experience serving OEM customers. We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Sure Grip team and look forward to delivering even better products and services to our customers. To learn more about IEC, visit their website at :