Motion Industries Inc., Birmingham, Ala., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., Atlanta, has agreed to acquire Numatic Engineering Inc., Sun Valley, Calif. The transaction will occur Aug. 1.
Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has over 60 years of experience selling and supporting automation components. The company's products include pneumatic automation, electrical motion controls, PLCs, variable frequency drives, machine vision, sensors and industrial communication. For more than a decade, Numatic Engineering has sold lines of robotics, including end-of-arm tooling. The California company sells and implements collaborative robot technology. Numatic Engineering sales and application support teams help engineers, from both OEMs and end users, apply the right products to solve customers' challenges. The company's value-added solutions team, with UL508 listing, provides Numatic Engineering with the ability to assemble the products it sells into engineered solutions to meet specific customer needs.
"After meeting with several potential buyers, we found a cultural fit with Motion Industries and are very pleased to become part of their team," said Numatic Engineering President Steve Leach. "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."
"We are very pleased with the addition of this well-established company," said Tim Breen, president and CEO of Motion Industries. "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 Co. [Eden Prairie, Minn.], 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."
Related Glossary Terms
Discipline involving self-actuating and self-operating devices. Robots frequently imitate human capabilities, including the ability to manipulate physical objects while evaluating and reacting appropriately to various stimuli. See industrial robot; robot.