Motion acquires Kaman Distribution Group

Jan. 4, 2022

Motion Industries Inc. completed the purchase of Kaman Distribution Group (KDG) for a purchase price of approximately $1.3 billion in cash, effective January 3, 2022.

Motion expects that the strategic addition of KDG will boost concentration in core industrial products and services as well as in the growing technical/automation areas, including precision engineering. As a power transmission, automation and fluid power industrial distributor and solutions organization with operations throughout the United States, KDG provides electro-mechanical products, bearings, power transmission, motion control and electrical and fluid power components to MRO and OEM customers. Headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, KDG’s 1,700 employees serve more than 50,000 customers.

“It’s a very exciting time; this transformative move will be highly beneficial to everyone involved, especially for customers of our combined entities,” Motion President Randy Breaux said. “Our customer service will be the best it’s ever been with deepened and expanded capabilities. In addition, KDG shares many of our same cultural beliefs, principles and ambitions, including our commitment to providing superior service and value to our customers. We look forward to welcoming the highly talented KDG associates to the Motion team.”