Motion Launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions Brand
Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, is pleased to announce the formation of its fluid power business brand: Mi Fluid Power Solutions (Mi FPS).
Unifying top tier fluid power business units—including the former Kaman Fluid Power divisions of BW Rogers, Catching FluidPower, Intellimotion, Calkins Fluid Power, Northwest Hose & Fittings, Western Fluid Components, and Inrumec along with Hydraulic Supply Company and Motion’s OE Mobile service capabilities—Mi FPS is a complete provider of fluid power, integrated electronic controls and electro-mechanical technologies for industrial and mobile equipment.
Mi FPS’s main focuses are hydraulics, pneumatics, lubrication, filtration, process pumps, precision industrial tooling, and factory automation products. New and serviced components range widely from hydraulic pumps and motors to valves and cylinders of virtually any size. The new brand comprises North America’s largest network of over 65 on-demand retail fluid power hydraulic and industrial hose assembly stores and support facilities, including repair, build, and engineering capabilities. Mi FPS serves the automotive, aerospace, metals, logistics, mobile offroad equipment, mining, medical, pharmaceutical, and many other industries while applying the highest-quality fluid power components and engineered systems.
“Fluid power combines products and engineering skills to design a system that solves a customer’s need,” said David Mayer, Motion’s Group Vice President of Fluid Power. “We have partnered with the world’s best suppliers to provide more products, more inventories, and more robust capabilities to ensure we can optimally solve a project, maintenance, or production problem. Our deep inventory of hydraulic equipment, pneumatics, pumps, filtration, motors, and lubrication products get any equipment up and running quickly. We also offer services that run the gamut from barcoded hose assemblies and VMI delivery services to pressure testing, design of mobile equipment, hydraulic manifold design, and custom power units with complete integrated controls and software.”
Motion’s President, Randy Breaux, said, “Fluid power continues to be in high demand due to its unique ability to deliver high forces and torque in the most challenging applications. As North American industry and infrastructure grow, the Mi FPS team is well-positioned to offer the latest product and service innovations to meet this rising market demand. Thanks to this talented group and investments supporting the new brand, we are ready to serve our customers even better than before—offering more choices and more solutions.”
The new website featuring Mi FPS’s full capabilities can be explored at https://www.motionindustries.com/knowledgelinks/fluidpower/
With annual sales of over $7 billion, Motion is a leading industrial distributor of more than 12 million items, including, bearings; mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation and robotics; hose, belting, and gaskets; hydraulic and pneumatic components; process pumps; industrial and safety products; seals and accessories; and material handling products and solutions. To increase customers’ productivity, the Company offers many value-added services, including engineering, fabrication, repair, and Industry 4.0 solutions across these product groups. In addition, Motion Automation Intelligence (Motion Ai), Mi Conveyance Solutions and Mi Fluid Power Solutions were formed to offer a wide range of specialized, related products and innovative solutions for many applications.
Motion North America expanded its footprint in 2022 to include Kaman Distribution Group and now has over 700 branch and service center locations and 20 distribution centers. Mi Asia Pacific has 150 locations and nine distribution centers in Australasia. Motion serves more than 170,000 OEM and MRO customers in the equipment and machinery, food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, semiconductor, wood and lumber, medical and pharmaceutical industries.
Motion is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC).