AMETEK acquires Minneapolis-based Motion Control Group

April 14, 2008

AMETEK, Inc. ( has acquired the Motion Control Group (MCG) (, a global manufacturer of highly customized motors and motion control solutions for the medical, life sciences, industrial automation, semiconductor and aviation markets.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, MCG has annual sales of approximately $26 million. AMETEK, Inc. is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2007 sales of more than $2.1 billion.

“MCG enjoys a strong reputation with its customers, has solid engineering capabilities and is an excellent strategic fit with our highly differentiated technical motor business, sharing common markets, customers, distribution channels and motor platforms,” Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK chairman and chief executive officer said.

“MCG greatly enhances our capability in providing precision motion technology solutions. Its brush-commutated and brushless DC motors complement our existing motor business, while its linear motor line further broadens the range of solutions we offer the motion control market,” Hermance said.

MCG becomes part of AMETEK’s Technical & Industrial Products (TIP) unit, which produces brush-commutated DC motors, brushless DC motors, hybrid stepper motors, slotless motors, motor controllers, blowers, fans and pumps for a variety of end markets.

AMETEK TIP is a unit of AMETEK's Electromechanical Group (EMG), a differentiated supplier of electrical interconnects, microelectronic packaging, technical motors and systems, and specialty metal products. EMG also produces electric motors for floor care and other specialty motor applications and had 2007 sales of approximately $937 million.