Motion Industries Acquires Numatic Engineering

BIRMINGHAM, AL | Motion Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Numatic Engineering, Los Angeles, CA. The transaction occurred August 1, 2017.

Numatic Engineering has more than 60 years of experience selling and supporting automation components. Its vast product offering ranges from pneumatic automation to electrical motion controls, PLCs, VFDs, machine vision, sensors, and industrial communication. For more than a decade, the company has been selling multiple lines of robotics, including end-of-arm tooling. Reportedly, it is one of the leading companies in California selling and implementing revolutionary "collaborative robot technology." A value-added solutions team, with UL508 listing, provides Numatic Engineering the ability to assemble the products they sell into engineered solutions to meet specific customer needs.

Steve Leach, Numatic Engineering’s president, says, "After meeting with several potential buyers, we found a cultural fit with Motion Industries and are very pleased to become part of their team. Becoming part of Motion assures that our employees will be well cared for in the future and that we will have the ability to continue to service our customers and represent our supplier partners in the way which they are accustomed. At the same time, we’ll now have access to even greater capabilities and resources, enabling us to accelerate the growth of our already successful business."

Tim Breen, president and CEO of Motion Industries, says, "We are very pleased with the addition of this well-established company. The acquisition of Numatic Engineering continues to build upon and complement our growth strategy in the area of industrial plant floor automation. Numatic Engineering will be operated as part of Motion’s Automation Solutions group, which includes Braas Company, acquired in October 2016. We are happy to welcome all Numatic Engineering employees to the Motion family, and we look forward to the contributions they will make to our Company in upcoming years."

With annual sales of $4.6 billion, Motion Industries is an industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 530 locations, including 13 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 300,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

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