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Ohio Transmission acquires AAP Automation

Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC), an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired AAP Automation, a provider of machine automation and control solutions throughout the North and South West United States.

AAP Automation will operate under OTC’s industrial products group segment.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, AAP Automation has three sales offices and two field service locations throughout Arizona, Colorado, and Utah and has 55 employees. AAP’s footprint also reaches into Idaho, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

Glenn Ritzi, president – industrial products group for OTC, says: “Over its 40 year history, AAP Automation has grown to the leading full-line Motion Control and Automation Distributor in the Mountain West.

“This acquisition is an important part of expanding our geographical footprint and capabilities. We are excited to have AAP Automation as part of our family of OTC companies.”

Wes Brown, president of AAP, says: “OTC will bring resources to AAP Automation, allowing us to realize our wish of increasing the level of commitment to customers.

“It will also allow us to bring new opportunities and career paths to our associates that a company like AAP Automation simply couldn’t do.”

Brown adds: “We are excited to take AAP Automation to the next level. OTC will bring the acumen, resources, and energy that will be needed to propel us forward in a market which continues to be more competitive. Ultimately it is about bringing a better level of service and expertise to our customers.”

With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 61 locations throughout the United States, along with 38 service shops. The addition of AAP Automation associates expands Ohio Transmission Corporation’s workforce to over 1,500 employees.

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