Motion Control Distributor Ritter Technology Acquires Fluid Systems Engineering

Zelienople, PA-based industrial motion and control products distributor Ritter Technology has acquired Clinton Township, MI-based Fluid Systems Engineering. The move strengthens Ritter's offering of engineered hydraulic and pneumatic products in the greater Detroit area.

ZELIENOPLE, PA — Ritter Technology, a provider and distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced that it has acquired the business of Fluid Systems Engineering, located in Clinton Township, MI. This most recent acquisition strengthens Ritter's commitment to providing engineered hydraulic and pneumatic products to its customer base in the greater Detroit area.

Fluid Systems Engineering was founded in 1961 and purchased by Mark Steiner, John Doll and another individual in 1989. Fluid Systems Engineering has been serving automotive, industrial and governmental markets for nearly 56 years.

"We are pleased to welcome Mark Steiner and his team to our expanding network of motion and control companies," said Ritter Technology CEO Tim Hall. "Given Ritter's focus on providing products and services to our industrial customers in the Great Lakes Basin, Fluid Systems Engineering bolsters our presence in the Engineered hydraulics and pneumatics segment of our Michigan market. We see a great deal of synergy between our existing Michigan operations in Detroit, Saginaw, Warren, and Wixom, and look forward to enhancing our product offerings to customers in this important market."

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed as both companies are privately held.

"We have talked to Ritter over the years and understand what a combined force could achieve in the Detroit market," said Steiner, who is president of the newly-acquired division. "We bring well-recognized hydraulic and system engineering and fabrication expertise to the table to help further penetrate Ritter's customer base with value-added and cost-efficient solutions."

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