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HTI Technology acquires Klauber Machine & Gear

June 1, 2016

HTI Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired Klauber Machine & Gear, Co. on June 1, 2016. This acquisition will combine HTI Technology's expertise in AC and DC motor and drives systems with Klauber's technology and market leadership in AC and DC gear motors.

The companies' complementary technology and market capabilities will enable motors, drives and gearmotors to be combined into application-engineered powered motion solution packages, giving our customers better performing and better value solutions for their power applications.

"With this Klauber acquisition, we are able to bring world class gearing design and production capabilities into the HTI solutions family," said John Paul, CEO of HTI Technology.  "By combining Klauber's very strong fractional horsepower gear motor products with American Control Electronics' drives and controls technology (acquired in September 2015) and HTI's AC, DC and Brushless DC motors and mechanisms offerings, we will be able to work with our global customers to understand their powered motion needs and to offer complete application engineered solutions to meet those needs.  We can now provide our customers' required power with HTI motors, reduce the speed and increase the torque of these motors with Klauber gearing, and then dynamically vary the users' equipment speed with ACE drives.  This enables HTI to do the complete powered motion systems integration work for our customers' engineers, freeing them to focus on their overall equipment design."

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to join Klauber's outstanding team and product capabilities with the HTI team," said Frank Parker, President of Klauber.  "Both of these businesses have strong product offerings, high quality manufacturing capabilities, deep knowledge of our customers' applications, and dedicated and knowledgeable employees. As a combined business, we will be perfectly positioned to combine our strengths into innovative systems that meet our customers' needs, with the global scale to serve even larger markets. This is a great move for our customers and our business."

Klauber Machine & Gear will continue to operate from their current location in Pacific, Missouri, outside of St. Louis. Frank Parker, President of Klauber, will report to John Paul, CEO of HTI. Frank will also become a board member and shareholder of HTI and will help to formulate and guide our strategy as a combined entity.

HTI Technology, headquartered in Nashville, TN, is a global company that produces AC, DC and Brushless DC motors, gear motors, and motorized assemblies for appliance, industrial, water purification, entry access, agriculture, recreation and other end markets. With operations in the US and Asia, HTI serves a global customer base with motors and mechanisms that are custom designed to meet their customers' demanding applications, and manufactured with strict quality control systems.

Klauber Machine & Gear is a gear motor company based in Pacific, MO. Founded in the 1950’s, Klauber began focusing on producing high quality gear motors in 1985. Klauber has a large range of fractional horsepower catalog gear motors that are designed to maximize flexibility in sourcing AC or DC powered units. Both parallel output shaft and right angle output shaft styles are available with AC or DC motors. Klauber routinely customizes gear motors to meet our customer’s specific requirements. www.klaubergear.com

American Control Electronics (ACE) is an electronics manufacturer located in South Beloit, IL and markets its products under the ACE and Minarik Drives brand names. American Control Electronics designs and produces a wide variety of AC & DC electronic control systems and power products used in industrial, commercial, electric vehicle, medical, and home automation markets. www.americancontrolelectronics.com

For more information, please contact John Paul at 615-793-0495 or johnpaul@htitechnology.com

HTI Technology Acquires American Control Electronics

September 30, 2015

HTI Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired American Control Electronics, LLC. This acquisition will combine HTI Technology's expertise in AC and DC motor technology and powered mechanism capabilities with American Control Electronics' technology and market leadership in DC and AC electronic motor drives and controls, including both Minarik Drives and American Control Electronics brands.

The companies' complementary technology capabilities will enable motors and drives to be combined into application-engineered powered motion solution packages, giving our customers better performing and better value solutions for their power applications.

"HTI remains focused on understanding our global customers' needs and offering complete application engineered solutions to meet those needs," said John Paul, CEO of HTI Technology. "We are very excited to join HTI's mechanism and motor capabilities with American Control Electronics' extensive motor drives and electronic controls offerings. Both of these businesses have very strong technology, deep knowledge of our customers' applications, and dedicated and knowledgeable teams. Together, we will be even better positioned to combine these strengths into innovative packages that solve our customers' needs. We look forward to working with our distribution partners and current and future OEM customers to bring leading powered motion solutions to the market, and to grow our combined business together."

"This is a very exciting opportunity for our people and our company," said John Hegel, CEO of American Control Electronics. "HTI's global reach will allow our products access to many new markets across the world. Their infusion of capital will also create opportunities for technology expansion. Our people are ready to support those opportunities and are excited to continue our growth trajectory."

American Control Electronics will continue to operate from their base in South Beloit, IL. Dan Schnabel, President of ACE, will report to John Paul, CEO of HTI. John Hegel, ACE's CEO, will become a board member and shareholder of HTI and will help to formulate and guide our strategy as a combined entity.

HTI Technology, headquartered in Nashville, TN, is a global company that produces AC and DC motors, gear motors, and motorized assemblies for appliance, industrial, water purification, entry access, agriculture, recreation and other end markets. With operations in the US and Asia, HTI serves a global customer base with motors and mechanisms that are custom designed to meet their customers' demanding applications, and manufactured with strict quality control systems.

American Control Electronics (ACE) is an electronics manufacturer located in South Beloit, IL and parent company for the Minarik Drives brand. American Control Electronics designs and produces a wide variety of AC & DC electronic control systems and power products used in industrial, commercial, electric vehicle, medical, and home automation markets. American Control Electronics has also developed several "Green" products that control motors from battery and/or photovoltaic power. The Minarik Drives brand has a 60-year reputation and is the standard for products in its class. American Control Electronics designs unique product solutions to meet the specific needs of its customers.

For more information, please contact John Paul at 615-793-0495 or johnpaul@htitechnology.com

2014 IDAEXPO HIGHLIGHTS


The 2014 IDAExpo in April was designed to provide valuable information to door dealers – information focused on creating and sustaining a successful business. The educational offering in Las Vegas covered a wide array of topics of critical importance: financial management, sales, marketing, business succession and personnel management.

Representatives from HTI were there, showing companies how HTI’s motors improve products. One product was a motor for barrier and security gates. Our motors lift the arms of barrier gates when you leave the airport parking lot or open the gate to your subdivision or driveway. Our newly-designed technology extends the life of our motors so you don’t need repairs as often.