Parker Automation acquires Bayside Controls; Expands motion control offerings

Feb. 14, 2005

Parker Hannifin Corp. (www.parker.com) acquired Bayside Controls Inc., a manufacturer of integrated solutions for industrial and precision automation applications. Bayside will be integrated with Parker Automation Group's Electromechanical Automation Division. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings in calendar year 2005.

Headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., Bayside Controls has annual revenues of approximately $25 million and employs 139 people in operations in the U.S., Germany and Singapore.

With a broad technology base across mechanical and electrical disciplines, Bayside Controls provides electromechanical automation subsystems that combine servo motors and controls, geared drives, linear positioning systems and integrating software for customers in the semiconductor, electronics, automotive, medical, machine tool and telecommunications industries.

Parker Automation's Electromechanical Automation division manufactures a complete line of motion control products including controllers, servo and stepper drives, servo motors, human-machine interfaces (HMI) and PC-based machine control. Parker also manufactures, sells and markets other products generally used in applications involving motion control, robotics and automation.

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