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Genuine Parts Integrates EIS into Motion Industries

March 7, 2018
EIS is now the Electrical Specialties Group of Motion Industries to seek "operational synergies."

Motion Industries, Inc., Birmingham, AL, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts has existed for years alongside electrical distributor EIS, both of them wholly owned subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC). The company this week announced that EIS, which was operating independently and reporting directly to GPC, has now become the Electrical Specialties Group of Motion Industries, effective Jan. 2, 2018.

“We have been working directly with Motion Industries for many years, as EIS’s products and services complement Motion’s offerings in many ways,” said Larry Griffin, President of EIS. “Combining our resources into one offering to the industrial marketplace makes a lot of sense with our similar markets, goals and culture.”

EIS, based in Atlanta and acquired by GPC in 1998, operates 39 branches and six fabrication facilities located across North America, supplying process materials, production supplies, specialty wire and cable, and value-added fabricated parts to electrical OEMs, motor repair shops and various assembly markets. EIS’s annual revenues were approximately $800 million in 2017.

Tim Breen, Motion Industries’ president and CEO, said in a release, “This move creates operational synergies and new growth strategies that will make both companies stronger than ever in customer service and in the competitive market. Together, we are leveraging our assets of people, facilities, size, strength, and expertise to provide even greater customer and shareholder value.”

With annual sales of $5 billion, Motion Industries is distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 550 branch locations, 40 service centers and 14 distribution centers throughout North America.