Generac Deal to Buy Baldor Generators Aims to Expand Larger System Offerings

Baldor Generators produces portable, mobile, standby and prime power generators ranging from 3kW to 2.5MW The product mix includes larger generators that serve a market where Generac wasn’t active; Generac's existing offerings for North America top out at 600kW Used as part of Generac's Modular Parallel System (MPS) platform, Baldor's large generators will let Generac serve customers building much larger systems than it could before Baldor's generators will also allow Generac's Magnum line of mobile systems to offer trailer units up to 2MW

Generator powerhouse Generac Holdings Inc., Waukesha, Wis., said it signed a purchase agreement with Baldor Electric Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABB Group, to acquire substantially all of the assets of Baldor’s generator products division, located in Oshkosh, Wis. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, pending standard closing conditions. Generac declined to disclose terms.

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