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November 8, 2021

Pacific Northwest Material Handling Industry Receives Boost as RH Brown Co. Joins
Bastian Solutions and Toyota Industries

SEATTLE, WA -- RH Brown Company (RH Brown Co.), a material handling system integration and industrial equipment provider, is pleased to announce that Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, has become a majority shareholder. With this agreement, RH Brown Co. will be able to increase its advanced automation capabilities for customers and Bastian Solutions will grow its Pacific Northwest presence.

RH Brown Co. was founded in 1911 as Washington Cycle and Supply, a bicycle and industrial equipment provider. The company quickly grew its material handling business and took on the name of its founder, R.H. Brown. Four generations later, under the leadership of President R. Scott Larsen, RH Brown Co. has become one of the region’s leading system integration and automation companies and proudly serves some of the largest manufacturing and distribution companies in the Pacific Northwest.

“Partnering with Bastian Solutions is an exciting progression,” said Larsen adding that, “Bastian Solutions and Toyota are unquestionable leaders in our industry.” For both Larsen and Aaron Jones, president of Bastian Solutions, sharing core values and a common mission is critical, with Jones stating, “We are confident that the synergies of our two companies will lead to great success in years to come.”

Alexander Hutton, the oldest Middle Market Investment Banking firm in the Pacific Northwest, managed the transaction between RH Brown Co. and Bastian Solutions.


About RH Brown Co.
RH Brown Co. is a leading material handling system integrator and industrial equipment provider in the Pacific Northwest and is headquartered in Seattle, WA and has an office in Portland, OR. Originally founded in 1911, the company steadily grew under the leadership of four generations and in 2021 is proudly celebrating 110 years of service. For more information visit

About Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions. By combining data-driven designs, scalable material handling systems, and innovative software, the company helps clients across a broad spectrum of markets become leaders in their industries. For more information visit

About Alexander Hutton
Alexander Hutton is the oldest Middle Market Investment Banking firm in the Pacific Northwest. Since its founding in 1986, the firm has worked on behalf of entrepreneurs and boards of directors to help them divest and aquire their companies and to serve as their advocates to the complex capital markets. For more information, please visit