Minarik Corporation, a leading national value added motion control distributor, today announced
that it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Southwest Controls, Inc. located in
Anaheim, California. Southwest Controls, considered to be the leading motion control distributor
in the Southern California area, increases Minarik Automation and Controls also strong position
in that market by adding to its existing locations in Orange County and San Diego. As a result of
the transaction, Southwest Control Inc. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Minarik
"We are very pleased to be able to continue Minarik's market expansion with the acquisition of
Southwest Controls. Their technical resources and expertise, coupled with the resources of
Minarik will offer the Southern California market place superior products with unequalled
application support and service," stated John Hegel, President and CEO of Minarik Corporation.
John Starr, President of Southwest Controls said "The combination of our mutual talent and
resources, creates an organization unlike any other in Southern California, positioned to provide
extraordinary value to our customers and vendors."
The companies will retain their separate identities and trade names to take advantage of the
excellent reputations, which they have built. The sales and customer support functions will,
however, be combined to provide maximum benefit to its customers. The acquisition is Minarik's
fourth acquisition in six years and shows the company's continued commitment to expanding its
capabilities to support its customers and its suppliers.
Minarik, headquartered in Glendale, California, is a nationally recognized distributor of motion
control and automation products with over $94 million in annual distribution sales. It currently
has 16 distribution locations across the U.S. that focus on sales, service and application support.
Minarik is also a leading U.S. manufacturer of 2HP and below DC drives for the industrial
For more information contact:
John Reilley, VP of Marketing
905 Thompson Ave
Glendale, CA 91201
Ph: 818.637.7500
Fax: 818.637.7549