Edited by Mike Santora
North American Power Transmission/Motion Control Market re-stated
The PTDA Power Transmission & Motion Control Market Size Report recently re-stated that the North American power transmission and motion control market is estimated at $70.4 billion, including the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets. The report also updates a 2013 PTDA market size research study to include a U.S. market size update for calendar year 2015 and re-states the assumptions used to define the U.S. Distributor Available Market (DAM) size, which is lower than previously reported in 2013.
This report is an important tool to analyze markets for growth opportunities that are segmented by customer type and geographic territory in 14 product categories:
•Adjustable/variable speed drives
•Belts & chain drives
•Clutches & brakes
•Conveyors & material handling components
•Hydraulics & pneumatics
•Industrial specialty chemicals
•Linear motion products
•Shaft couplings & u-joints
2017 Leadership Development Conference
Registration is now open for the 2017 Leadership Development Conference to be held on March 23-24, 2017, at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
PTDA members continuously seek ways to educate their future management teams so they can step into a supervisory role ready to excel. The event is designed for emerging power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry leaders who want to enhance their management skills, network in small group settings and learn best practices that support business results.
• March 23 dinner along with industry leaders providing an opportunity for networking and shared experiences to build relationships
• The day-long Leadership Development Conference on March 24 for emerging industry leaders with a program designed to teach collaboration techniques in a fun and interactive way by combining music with behavioral science
The chair for the PTDA 2017 Leadership Development Conference task force, Chris Gumas, director of marketing, Ruland Manufacturing Co. said, “Collaboration is the ultimate disruptor. In an era of dynamic change and the push towards individualism, the most successful organizations value collaboration above all else.” Registration is open to all employees of any PTDA member company and is limited to 42 participants.
Membership criteria for a more inclusive PTDA
Newly revised Distributor Membership criteria will now be more inclusive and ensure the Association is fully representative of distributors in the power transmission/motion control industry. Distributor member criteria now lets distributor companies join that may not have met the previous criteria because of their business model, the customers they serve or the products they distribute.
• A distributor company must stock and distribute products from one or more of the following product categories: adjustable/variable speed drives, bearings, belt and chain drives, clutches and brakes, motor/motion control products, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings & u-joints, hydraulics & pneumatics, gearing, linear motion, industrial specialty chemicals, motors, and pumps. This replaces the previous language which stated “from some of the product categories”
• A distributor company must be an authorized stocking distributor for at least one PTDA manufacturer member, versus the previous language which stated “two PTDA manufacturer members”
In addition, air compressors have been added to the Pumps category and generators added to the Motors category.
“Power transmission/motion control distributors know the value of PTDA membership, but several were ineligible under the previous criteria. The vision of PTDA’s Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council just created new opportunities for all of us, while being faithful to our core purpose,” said PTDA President, Tom Clawser, director reliability services, Brown Transmission & Bearing Co., Delta Reliability Div. These changes are effective immediately.
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