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Bluffton Motor Works Acquires Fractional Motor and Gear Maker

RAE-Cover-PictureCapitalWorks portfolio company Bluffton Motor Works has acquired RAE Corporation, a manufacturer of fractional horsepower permanent magnet motors, gears and controls for pumps, medical equipment, door and gate operators, office machines, food processing and many other industrial and commercial applications.

The acquisition was made through Bluffton affiliate DC Products Group. RAE was founded in 1946 in Wisconsin and is now based in McHenry, Illinois.

“We are excited to have the RAE team in the Bluffton family,” said David Nussear, Bluffton Motors president. “RAE provides excellent engineering, quality and customer service and is a good fit with Bluffton. This enables our customers to benefit from a wide selection of value-added products from a single source.”

In addition to its motor and controller products RAE develops custom designs and offers application engineering support.

“This acquisition will strengthen RAE’s position in the fractional brushed DC motor and gear motor markets by enhancing Lean Manufacturing practices, utilizing Six Sigma tools and introducing manufacturing flow improvements,” a RAE spokesperson said. “This will allow us to offer a wider array of services, increased depth and more resources to bring to our customer base.”

Bluffton designs and manufactures AC fractional and integral horsepower motors and gear motors from 1/20 to 5 horsepower with open, enclosed or explosion-proof enclosures. It also offers a wash-down motors, including the patented HydroDuty stainless steel motors and HydroWash and Picker Plus epoxy wash-down motors.

The terms of the deal were not announced.


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