Ohio Transmission Co. Adds AAP Automation As Acquisition Train Continues


COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC), an industrial equipment services supplier and distributor headquartered in Columbus, OH, on December 16 announced the acquisition of AAP Automation, an automation solutions provider and machine control in the north and southwest. AAP Automation will operate under the industrial products group segment of OTC.

OTC was # 22 on Industrial distributionThe list of the 50 big 2021 of 2021.

Based in Englewood, CO (in the greater Denver area), AAP Automation has three sales offices and two field service sites in Arizona, Colorado and Utah and employs 55 people. AAP’s footprint also reaches Idaho, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

“Over its 40-year history, AAP Automation has grown to become the premier distributor of motion control and automation in the Mountain West region,” said Glenn Ritzi, President of the Industrial Products Group for OTC. “This acquisition is an important part of expanding our geographic footprint and capabilities. We are delighted to have AAP Automation in our OTC family of companies. ”

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“OTC will bring resources to AAP Automation, which will enable us to fulfill our desire to increase the level of engagement with customers,” said Wes Brown, president of AAP. “It will also allow us to offer our associates new opportunities and new career paths that a company like AAP Automation simply could not do.”

“We are excited to take AAP automation to the next level. OTC will provide the insight, resources and energy that will be needed to propel us into a market that continues to be more competitive. At the end of the day, it’s about bringing a better level of service and expertise to our customers, ”continued Wes.

With this acquisition, the Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 61 locations across the United States, as well as 38 service shops. The addition of AAP Automation associates brings the Ohio Transmission Corporation workforce to over 1,500 employees.

Ohio TransmissionFounded in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC) is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. OTC provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, factory automation, hydraulic power, pumping systems, spray finishing, power transmission and compressed air systems. OTC operates a large geographic footprint and delivers value to customers through its core brands and operating divisions, including OTP Industrial Solutions, Air Technologies, Advanced Industrial Products, Buckeye Pumps, C&C Industrial Sales, Compressed Air Systems, Contrast Equipment, Critical Rental Solutions , Crimson Electric, Filtration and Coating Technology, Furey Filter and Pump, IDG Compressor, Industrial Process Equipment Group, JCI Industries, Keller Electrical, Laron, Midway Industrial Supply, Ohlheiser, PK Controls, Pumps, Parts & Service ( PP&S), PumpTek, PSI Engineering, Tape Industrial Sales, TP Pump and Tri-Power MPT.

OTC activity is focused on four key segments: Pump Motor Technologies, Air Supply Group, Filtration, Distribution & Finishing and Industrial Product Group.

A local business since 1982, AAP Automation is a full-service distributor of machine automation and control solutions, offering full in-house design and manufacturing services. Over the years. This growing company has continuously invested in talented people and new technologies to provide cutting edge and competitive services. In doing so, they have gained a reputation for being unrivaled in their region of operation for their technical skills and ability to implement new technologies for customers.

AAP’s factory-trained sales and engineering staff provide expert advice, support and training day in and day out. In addition, AAP maintains a large inventory in stock for same-day shipment of thousands of components, with a convenient online purchase option.


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