Fluid Power Distributor Triad Technologies Acquires Rilco Industrial Controls

Triad Technologies — based just north of Dayton, OH — has purchased Cincinnati-based industrial automation solutions provider Rilco Technologies and its subsidiaries that include E&M Automation Equipment Inc. and Cincinnati Controls Inc.

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VANDALIA, OH — Triad Technologies, a distributor of fluid power and automation products, announced Thursday it has acquired Rilco Industrial Controls, Inc. and all its subsidiaries, including E&M Automation Equipment Co. and Cincinnati Controls, Inc. to further expand its product offering in key markets. Rilco is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH where it has served regional customers since 1979.

Rilco, an industrial automation solutions provider serving Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana, specializes in sensing technologies for manufacturing processes. Rilco is an authorized distributor for sensors, safety controls, process controls, and bar code reader systems.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris Cowell and his team to the Triad family,” stated Doug Wissman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Triad Technologies, LLC. “The combination of Rilco’s vision, safety, and sensor lines with Triad’s motion, robotic, and fluid power products will allow us to offer comprehensive automation solutions to an expanding customer base,” Wissman added.  “Moreover, we share a common commitment to service, technical expertise, and support.”

Chris Cowell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rilco added, “This combination is a tremendous opportunity for both our customers and our employees. We now have additional resources and capabilities that allow us to offer a broader portfolio of products and services. This will better position Rilco to meet the needs of its customers, and it will create growth and development opportunities for our employees as well. Both companies are aligned culturally, and we expect an orderly transition as we integrate the teams.”

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