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We exist to serve as champions for the motion control industry.

History of FPDA

FPDA Mission

To equip motion control solution providers with tools that drive growth, profitability, and innovation.


The Fluid Power Distributors Association was founded in 1974 by hydraulic and pneumatic distributors who wanted to further their common interests and protect their position in the fluid power supply chain by sharing resources, ideas, and time. Since then, our organization has changed with the times, always bringing our members the best in networking opportunities, knowledge, information, and training.

A few years ago, FPDA made its biggest change ever as we widened our horizons and embraced the new dynamic technologies with which we share the fluid power marketplace of the 21st century. So, we became known as The FPDA Motion & Control Network.

With over 140 distributor and manufacturer members (and growing), FPDA is a trade association on the move, representing motion solution providers who offer fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies (the so-called "tri-technologies") and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability.