Motion Scoops Numatic

Acquisition adds more automation experience

Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., announced today the acquisition of Numatic Engineering, the Los Angeles-based robotics company. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1st, according to a Motion press release sent to EA Thursday.

Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has sixty years of experience selling and supporting automation components. The company’s product offering ranges from pneumatic automation to electrical motion controls, PLCs, VFDs, machine vision, sensors and industrial communication.

Numatic dove into the robotics game head-first over the last decade, selling multiple lines including end-of-arm tooling. One of its main points of emphasis has been selling and implementing what it calls “collaborative robot technology,” which it claims to be beneficial for engineers, from both OEMs and end users, who are applying products to solve customers’ challenges. Numatic has a value-added solutions team with a UL508 listing. The company’s home territory is the California and Nevada markets.

Steve Leach, Numatic Engineering’s President, commented on the acquisition, “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, said, “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.”

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