Minarik Corporation announced today that it has acquired AMPRO — Applied Motion Products. AMPRO, considered to be a leading motion control distributor in the Upper Midwest, has operations in Bloomington, Minnesota with additional coverage in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. The acquisition of AMPRO, increases Minarik’s already strong position in those markets by adding to Minarik’s existing locations in Eagan, Minnesota, Chicago, Illinois and Cleveland, Ohio.
“Our acquisition of AMPRO shows our continued commitment to expanding our resources and market coverage in key, high tech markets”. AMPRO’s technical resources and expertise, coupled with the resources of Minarik will offer the Upper Midwest market superior products with unequalled application support and service,” stated John Hegel, President and CEO of Minarik Corporation.
Doug Nagle, President of AMPRO said, “Combining AMPRO’s sales and engineering capabilities with Minarik’s marketing and value-added resources, creates a very strong organization well positioned to provide extraordinary value to our clients and suppliers.” For a period of time both companies will retain their separate identities and trade names to take advantage of the brand awareness and excellent reputations. The acquisition is Minarik’s sixth acquisition in seven years and shows the company’s continued commitment to expanding its capabilities to support its customers and its suppliers.
Minarik, headquartered in Glendale, California, is a nationally recognized distributor of motion control and automation products with over $130 million in annual distribution sales. It currently has 16 distribution locations that focus on sales, service and application support for the US, Canada and Mexico. Minarik is also a leading U.S. manufacturer of 2HP and below DC drives for the industrial market.
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