Motion Industries Expands in Kentucky

Motion Industries Inc. has acquired Applied Machine and Motion Control Inc., a Kentucky-based supplier of motion control and automation products and services.

Founded in 1995, AMMC’s markets are mostly in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Its customer base consists primarily of original equipment manufacturers, as well as several end users.

“As a premier supplier to the Ohio River Valley area and beyond, AMMC and its talented people will be instrumental in furthering our growth strategy geographically and in the automation arena,” said Randy Breaux, Motion Industries president. “In addition to broadening our offerings to customers, their go-to-market approach and line card are very similar to our other Mi Automation Solutions Group divisions, to which AMMC will be a nice complement.”

The Mi Automation Solutions Group includes control panels, conveyors, machine vision, motion control, network connectivity, pneumatics, robotics, aluminum extrusion, sensing I/O and other automation-related solutions.

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Founded in 1946, Motion Industries has annual sales of approximately $6 billion. It is a leading distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission products, electrical and industrial automation components, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial and safety products and material handling products and solutions. The company has more than 550 locations in North America, 15 distribution centers and 45 repair and service centers. Earlier this year, the company completed headquarter renovations in Irondale. The company also has made a number of acquisitions this year.

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