Acquisition of leading provider of machine automation and control solutions furthers OTC’s expansion into Mountain West.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — December 16, 2021 — Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC), an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, today announced the acquisition of AAP Automation, a leading provider of Machine Automation and Control Solutions throughout the North and South West. AAP Automation will operate under OTC’s Industrial Products Group Segment.

Headquartered in Englewood, CO (in the greater Denver area), 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.

“Over its 40 year history, AAP has grown to the leading full-line Motional Control and Automation Distributor in the Mountain West,” said Glenn Ritzi, President – Industrial Products Group for OTC. “This acquisition is an important part of expanding our geographical footprint and capabilities. We are excited to have AAP as part of our family of OTC companies.”

“OTC will bring resources to AAP Automation, allowing us to realize our wish of increasing the level of commitment to customers,” Alex Runge, AAP’s VP of Sales and Marketing stated. “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.”

“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,” Alex continued.

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 1500 employees.
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About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation (OTC),, is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. OTC provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, factory automation, fluid power, pumping systems, spray finishing, power transmission, and compressed air systems. OTC operates a broad geographical footprint and delivers value to customers through its primary operating brands and divisions including OTP Industrial Solutions, Air Technologies, Advanced Industrial Products, Buckeye Pumps, C&C Industrial Sales, Compressed Air Systems, Contrast Equipment, Critical Rental Solutions, Crimson Electric, Filter and Coating Technology, Furey Filter and Pump, IDG Compressor, Industrial Process Equipment Group, JCI Industries, Keller Electrical, Laron, Midway Industrial Supply, Ohlheiser, PK Controls, Pumps, Parts & Service (PP&S), PumpTek, PSI Engineering, Tape Industrial Sales, TP Pump, and Tri-Power MPT.

The OTC business is focused into four key segments: Pump Motor Technologies, Air Supply Group, Filtration, Dispensing & Finishing, and Industrial Product Group.

About AAP Automation
A locally owned company since 1982, AAP Automation is a full service distributor of industry’s leading machine automation & control solutions, offering complete in-house design and fabrication services. Over the years, . This growing company had continuously invested in talented personnel and new technology to delivery cutting edge, competitive services. In doing so, they have developed a reputation of being unrivaled in their region of business for technical aptitude and ability to implement new technologies for customer.
AAP’s factory trained sales and engineering staff provide expert guidance, support, and training day in and day out. Additionally, AAP maintains large in-stock inventory for same day shipping on thousands of components, with a convenient online shopping option.

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