Ellison Technology Acquires Jackson Machinery Company

Ellison Technologies Inc. (www.ellisonnw.com), a provider of engineered systems and industrial equipment to American metalworking and metal-cutting manufacturers, acquired Jackson Machinery Company, a privately held distributor based outside of Cleveland. The prior Jackson Machinery merged its operations with the Ellison Technologies - Cleveland office. The acquisition was effective November 3.

"Jackson Machinery has been a very successful dealer, representing a number of leading companies," said Art Seyler, president of Ellison Technologies - Ohio. "They have earned a solid reputation for providing excellent service. Its applications personnel are a creative group with a can-do attitude and are experienced in doing turnkey projects. Its acquisition gives Ellison a prominent position in a key American industrial area. We are excited to have them as part of our family."

The acquisition allows Ellison to better serve one of the country's premier manufacturing regions, the northern half of Ohio. The area includes major industrial markets such as Cleveland, Akron-Canton, Mansfield, Youngstown, and Toledo, and the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, medical, and energy industries with high-speed and multiaxis machining, robotic automation, continuous flow, and setup reduction.

Until being acquired, Jackson Machinery (www.jacksonmachinery.com) was an exclusive dealer of Mori Seiki products and sub-dealer to Mori Mid-America Sales, distributing Mori Hi-Tech machines. Along with that product line, it also represented United Grinding, SNK, and Hanwha (Swiss turning lathes). All of which are expected to become part of the new Ellison Technologies - Cleveland product mix.

Seyler said the acquisition would build on the momentum generated when Mori Seiki named Ellison Technologies its sole distributor in the Mid West earlier this year. "We will continue to develop a wider range of services for our customers, including pre-engineering capabilities, robotic automation services and financing, allowing us to provide solutions beyond those offered by our competitors."

Along with Seyler, the new Ellison Technologies - Ohio management team includes Bob Jackson, former owner of Jackson Machinery, now director of corporate accounts, and two other former Jackson executives, Matt Bujoll, sales manager, and Kurt Schaldach, applications/ service manager. They are joined by all eight Jackson employees as well as the six Ellison associates from the Cleveland office. The company said it expects to add sales positions.

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