realized Investment //
Compliance-Driven, Mission-Critical Safety and Productivity Solutions

SixAxis is a leading North American provider of highly engineered, compliance-driven safe access and productivity solutions across diverse end markets.  The Company goes to market via three primary brands – SafeRack, ErectAStep and Upside Innovations – and offers a broad range of differentiated solutions, including OSHA- & MSHA-compliant gangways, bulk loading platform systems, pre-engineered stairs and hand-railing components, and ADA-compliant ramps, stairs and platforms.

Falfurrias Capital acquired SixAxis in September 2017.



Operational Value add

Under Ken Walker’s leadership, Falfurrias has made significant investments in operational infrastructure, technology and personnel, and worked with SixAxis to realign the sales organization and implement a culture of continuous operational improvement.




September 2017
SixAxis strategic investment and appointment of Ken Walker to Executive Chairman
June 2021
Acquired Ohio-based Upside Innovations
November 2022
Following a five-year partnership, sold to MiddleGround Capital

Add-on Acquisition

Upside Innovations:  In June 2021, SixAxis acquired Ohio-based Upside Innovations, a market-leading designer, manufacturer and installer of ADA-compliant modular & customized aluminum ramps, stairs, platforms and canopies. The Upside product line is highly complementary to SixAxis’ legacy SafeRack and ErectAStep brands, providing immediate access to a new, untapped market and expanding the Company’s manufacturing capabilities.