OHIO TRANSMISSION CORPORATION ACQUIRES OHLHEISER CORPORATION

Ohio Transmission Corporation expands to the Northeast in industrial equipment market

Ohlheiser Corporation acquired by Ohio Transmission Corporation

COLUMBUS, Ohio—December 11, 2014—Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Ohlheiser Corporation, an industrial automation distributor based in Newington, Conn., with sales territories throughout all of New England and eastern New York. The acquisition will expand Ohio Transmission Corporation’s geographical reach, and the Newington location will join 22 other locations throughout the Midwest and South.

“Ohlheiser has a rich history and outstanding associates with excellent customer relationships,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “This new addition to the Ohio Transmission Corporation family will strengthen our ability to serve customers and provide opportunities for associates of both companies.”

With the acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation will also add all 40 of Ohlheiser’s associates to its existing workforce of more than 550 employees and will continue to provide quality products from leading industrial automation manufacturers, including SMC, Gast, Epson, Baumer, Panasonic and Turck. Ohlheiser’s product lines include pneumatics, vacuum, fluid power, robotics, motion control, sensing, safety, machine vision and ID, UV curing and aluminum extrusion, with which it has been supplying its customers for more than 50 years.

Ohlheiser Corporation will become a subsidiary of Ohio Transmission Corporation and will benefit from its vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Ohlheiser’s large customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.

About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 500 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.

About Ohlheiser Corporation

Ohlheiser Corporation operates out of a single location in Newington, Conn., and services markets in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and eastern New York. Ohlheiser was founded in 1960, focused on being the leader in providing outstanding customer service, engineering and technical support. Ohlheiser is a very successful and well-respected technical distributor of pneumatic, vacuum, robotic and industrial automation products. For more information, please visit www.ohlheiser.com.

Omron Honors OTP Industrial Solutions as the Company’s 2014 New Distributor of the Year

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.—September 18, 2014—Today at the Omron Distributor Management Meeting in Chicago, IL, Omron Automation and Safety recognized OTP Industrial Solutions as Omron’s 2014 New Distributor of the Year. A valued Omron distributor serving Ohio, and southeast Michigan, OTP earned 2014 New Distributor of the Year honors as a result of its sales growth, its commitment to the ideals of Omron’s distribution program and, most importantly, its superior communication with and service to its customers.

“OTP Industrial Solutions has exhibited exceptional success introducing and applying automation technology such as sensors, PLCs and motion control that help machine builders and users improve safety and maximize machine productivity,” says Nigel Blakeway, Omron CEO. “OTP has demonstrated a commitment to superior service by listening to their customers’ needs and helping them apply innovative solutions to gain and maintain a competitive marketplace advantage. The bottom line is OTP has shown that it shares Omron’s commitment to excellence and leadership in global automation and safety, and we are thrilled to recognize them for their efforts.”

“We are proud and honored to receive the 2014 New Distributor of the Year award from Omron,” says Rob Webb, President, OTP Industrial Solutions. “The OTP team is passionate about helping customers solve application challenges, improve productivity and differentiate themselves from the competition by helping them rightly apply superior performing automation and safety solutions. Receiving this recognition from Omron validates our team’s commitment to OTP customers.”

About Omron Automation and Safety

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

In USA, Tel.: 866-88-OMRON. E-mail: omroninfo@omron.com.

In Canada, Tel.: 866-98-OMRON. E-mail: askomron@omron.com

In Mexico, Tel: 81 1156 9910. E-mail:  mela@omron.com

OTP Expands Finishing Systems Design Capabilities

OTP Industrial Solutions has expanded its finishing and dispensing system design capabilities with the recent hiring of four additional finishing specialists in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

OTP has been a finishing system supplier for more than three decades, including paint and powder applications, precision flow and pressure control systems, paint booths, wash booths, ovens, piping systems, conveyor systems, sheet metal enclosures, design and automation.  “OTP designs, installs and supports a wide range of finishing and fluid dispense applications, especially paints, lubricants, and high viscosity sealants,” states Steve Milhoan, Finishing Specialist.

In concert with the additional engineering resources, OTP expanded its business relationship with the manufacturer of Kremlin, Sames, Johnstone and Rexson finishing products. Kremlin supplies pumps, spray guns and related equipment for the application of powder, paint, sealant and adhesives. Sames offers electrostatic spray guns and rotary atomizer equipment for the application of powder and liquid paint.  Johnstone Pump and Rexson Pump provide pumping, dispensing, and metering equipment for manual, automatic and robotic operation with high viscosity materials.

Product and application examples are posted on the OTP Industrial Solutions Facebook page – most recently pictures of a custom cross draft spray booth.

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Omron Industrial Automation Authorizes OTP in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OHIO – October 21, 2009 – Ohio Transmission & Pump (OTP) announced today that Omron Industrial Automation has authorized OTP in most counties in the state of Ohio.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Omron and look forward to helping our customers with Omron’s incredibly powerful, yet easy to implement industrial automation products,” states Bob Korb, Vice President of Sales. “In addition to our significant investment in product training for all technical sales associates, we also have hired seven experienced electrical and automation specialists to fully and immediately support this exciting product line.”

Omron Industrial Automation provides a complete line of industrial automation products, including PLC, HMI, AC drive, servo drive, servo motor, sensor, vision sensing, power supply, pushbutton and indicator products.

The OTP website has been expanded to include full support for Omron Industrial Automation.  The unique “Ask the OTP Experts” on-line functionality enables the user to easily find technical information about Omron products, and to quickly obtain specific answers to their automation questions.

About OTP:

For almost five decades, OTP has merged the knowledge, talent and passion of its associates with a complete lineup of the industry’s best manufacturers to deliver the solutions that help industrial customers achieve their goals.  OTP delivers innovative technical solutions for industrial fluid power, pump, mechanical power transmission and electrical applications.

OTP and its sister company Air Technologies® operate 16 locations with over 300 associates serving industrial customers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, Alabama and Georgia

Contact:
Jack A Grote
Chief Operating Officer

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