Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Ohlheiser

The acquisition will expand Ohio Transmission's geographical reach into the U.S. Northeast in the industrial equipment market.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has announced the acquisition of Ohlheiser Corporation, an industrial automation distributor based in Newington, Conn., with sales territories throughout all of New England and eastern New York. The acquisition will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s geographical reach, and the Newington location will join 22 other locations throughout the Midwest and South.

“Ohlheiser has a rich history and outstanding associates with excellent customer relationships,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This new addition to the Ohio Transmission Corporation family will strengthen our ability to serve customers and provide opportunities for associates of both companies.”

With the acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation will also add all 40 of Ohlheiser’s associates to its existing workforce of more than 550 employees and will continue to provide quality products from leading industrial automation manufacturers, including SMC, Gast, Epson, Baumer, Panasonic and Turck. Ohlheiser’s product lines include pneumatics, vacuum, fluid power, robotics, motion control, sensing, safety, machine vision and ID, UV curing and aluminum extrusion, with which it has been supplying its customers for more than 50 years.

Ohlheiser Corporation will become a subsidiary of Ohio Transmission Corporation and will benefit from its vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Ohlheiser’s large customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. It is No. 41 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. For more information, visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.

Ohlheiser Corporation operates out of a single location in Newington, Conn., and services markets in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and eastern New York. For more information, visit www.ohlheiser.com.

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