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Motion Industries buys Axis

Axis will will continue its focus on motion control, robotics, and machine vision

February 15, 2019

Todd Clark, Axis president

Birmingham, Ala. – Motion Industries, Inc.  is acquiring Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, Mass. The deal will close on March 1, 2019, if closing conditions are met.

Founded in 1994, Axis New England serves the Northeast U.S. from its locations in Danvers and Rochester, New York. With expertise in advanced machine automation, the company will continue its focus on motion control, robotics, and machine vision. Areas of specialty include precision components, electro-mechanical assemblies and fully engineered automation systems.

“Motion Industries is a great cultural fit for us,” said Todd Clark, Axis president.

“We are pleased to join the Motion team and excited about the growth opportunities this will afford the company and our employees. Our customers and suppliers can expect the same partnership, support, and service as we continue our focus on delivering high-value solutions.”

Randy Breaux

Randy Breaux, Motion Industries president

“We are very pleased with the addition of this well-established company, which will operate as part of Motion’s Automation Solutions Group,” stated Randy Breaux, president of Motion Industries.

“Acquiring Axis is in keeping with our strategic intent and complements our growth in the area of industrial plant floor automation. We welcome the Axis employees to the Motion Industries family and we look forward to the contributions they will make to our Company in upcoming years.”

With annual sales of over US$5 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 550 locations, including 14 distribution centres 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, semiconductor, wood and lumber, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company.