Posted July 13, 2016

PTDA welcomes new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently welcomed three new member companies.

Industrial Solutions - Compagnie du Groupe Ficodis, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is a distributor of adjustable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, clutches & brakes, motor/motion control products, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings, hydraulic & pneumatic products, gears, motors, linear motion products, industrial specialty chemicals, pumps and power transmission accessories. “We are very happy to be joining PTDA and are looking forward to great networking events with renowned speakers, suppliers and fellow members in our field of expertise,” said Andrè Bertrand, president.

Mechanical Power Inc., Wauconda, Illinois, distributes bearings, motor/motion control products, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings & u-joints, motors and power transmission accessories. Douglas Zwiener, president and CEO said “In today’s technological age we at Mechanical Power still believe in the power of personal relationships, both with our customers and our suppliers. We joined PTDA to continue to build those personal relationships with others involved in similar business, so that we may learn from each other and provide support where we can to our industry.”

IKO International Inc., Parsippany, N.J., manufactures bearings, motor/motion control products and linear motion components. David Whyman, national distribution manager, said “As IKO International Inc. increases our distribution presence, we look forward to working with PTDA for guidance and assistance in achieving that goal more effectively and efficiently.”

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply to the PT/MC industry