ZELIENOPLE, PA — Ritter Technology, LLC, a distributor of industrial motion and control products, announced this week that it changed its name to Motion & Control Enterprises LLC (MCE).

The change reflects the expanded market focus that resulted from MCE’s 2017 acquisition program. In 2017, MCE bought the businesses of Primet Fluid Power (February); Tri-State Hose & Fitting, (April); and Fluid Systems Engineering, (May).

"The creation of MCE allows us to strategically align our resources and effectively utilize unique synergies within each division of the company," said Tim Hall, Chief Executive Officer of MCE.  "The new company structure will enable us to further strengthen our abilities and commitment to providing expertise in automation through engineered hydraulic and pneumatic products to our customer base in the Great Lakes industrial region."

In coordination with the announcement, MCE has launched a new company website available at, and has registered brand logos for MCE and RitterTech.

RitterTech, founded in 1951, is a multi-state, industrial distributor of Parker Hannifin motion & control systems, Graco industrial lubrication equipment, and Enerpac high-pressure power tools, along with an extensive line of other top-tier fluid power and industrial lubrication products. RitterTech focuses on fluid power and lubrication customers located in the Great Lakes Basin (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, WV and NY). 

Primet Fluid Power, founded in 1983, sells and services hydraulic and electrical control systems principally to steel manufacturers located in the Illinois/Indiana corridor. 

Tri-State Hose & Fitting, founded in 1982, sells fluid connector products to end users and manufacturers located in the northeast Illinois/ northwest Indiana corridor. 

Fluid Systems Engineering, founded in 1961, is a hydraulic and pneumatic fabrication and distribution company with extraordinarily deep engineering expertise serving principally the MI marketplace. Fluid Systems Engineering also maintains a Parker Store in Clinton Township to serve the Northwest side of Detroit.