Motion and Flow Control Products Expands in Pacific Northwest with Acquisition of American Hose & Fittings, Inc.
Denver, CO -- Motion and Flow Control Products, Inc. (MFCP), a leading distributor of fluid connectors, fluid power equipment, instrumentation products, and seals, announced it has acquired American Hose and Fittings, Inc., to further expand the geographic reach of its industrial products network. American Hose, one of the largest fluid connector distributors in Washington, is headquartered in Kent, Washington, and has a second location in the Seattle suburb of Ballard, Washington.
Created in 2011 by the merger of McCoy Sales Corporation and Fluid Connector Products, Inc., MFCP serves industrial customers in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and operates ParkerStore™ locations which supply OEM and MRO customers with direct access to the engineered industrial products and factory-trained personnel. MFCP’s McCoy Sales division also operates as a manufacturer’s representative for HVAC products, and provides engineered solutions for commercial, institutional, and residential HVAC customers.
Like MFCP, American Hose is a full-line distributor for Parker Hannifin’s Fluid Connector Group. The company is highly focused on industrial fittings, hoses and related products, and serves as a stocking distributor for Parker’s Instrumentation and Automation Groups. Along with being a supplier and distributor of hose, fittings and accessories, American Hose has in-house equipment and capabilities to weld, fabricate and assemble the custom metal hose assemblies that specific applications demand. As a custom hose fabricator, American Hose specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose assemblies for a wide range of customers, both domestically and abroad.
John Niemi, President and CEO of Motion and Flow Control Products, says MFCP’s industrial division and American Hose share a very similar business model, and that customers will only see positive changes. “American Hose has an excellent customer base, and MFCP looks forward to extending our knowledgeable service and broad product offering to each of them.”
American Hose & Fittings owners Greg Bowman and Peter Grimes are excited to join the senior management team of MFCP, helping to support the growth of the combined businesses. Bowman will assist with operations, and Grimes will focus on sales and marketing of the growing company’s capabilities. “As part of Motion and Flow Control Products, we’ll be able to respond faster to customer needs across a wider geographic area,” says Grimes. “Now we’ll have the capital behind us to grow with industrial customers as they grow.”
Bowman says the access to additional inventory and greater buying power will have a positive impact on customers. “Our ability to get the right parts to the job site is greatly enhanced with the MFCP network behind us.”
Colville Capital acquired McCoy Sales in 2006 and Fluid Connector Products in 2011. Mark Mealy, Colville Capital’s Managing Partner, says. “American Hose is a very appealing add-on, with a great customer base. With the addition of these two strategic locations, MFCP continues to add size and strength, and fuel its ability to grow at an accelerated pace.”
About Motion and Flow Control Products, Inc.
MFCP is a leading distributor of fluid connectors and fluid power equipment, and instrumentation fittings, seals, and valves throughout the Western United States. It also operates as a manufacturer’s representative for HVAC products, and provides engineered solutions for commercial, institutional, and residential HVAC customers. Please visit www.mfcpinc.com.
About American Hose & Fittings, Inc.
Founded in 1983, American Hose & Fittings has grown to be the largest hose and fittings supplier in western Washington State. American Hose maintains over a million feet of hose in inventory, and has delivered hose, hose fittings, hose accessories and custom hose assemblies to a wide range of industries, both in the United States and internationally. Please visit www.americanhose.com.
About Colville Capital LLC
Colville Capital LLC is an investment firm focused on acquiring and building private companies. In partnership with management, Colville acquires controlling interests in smaller companies, with values ranging from $10 to $50 million. Colville is uniquely positioned with its long-term focus, depth of financial and operational experience, and the reputation and relationships of its investors and principals. Colville was founded to partner with management to build companies of enduring value that are respected in their industry, contribute to their communities and create worthwhile jobs. Please visit www.colvillecapital.com.