Posted January 6, 2022

MCE acquires RSA Inc.

Motion & Control Enterprises has acquired RSA Inc. and Global Controls Inc.

MCE and RSA logosBased in St. Charles, Illinois, RSA was founded in 1966 and is a distributor of robotics, motion control, vision systems, PLC/HMI, and safety products. Global Controls is a systems integrator that supports automation and motion control projects. The company has 17 associates and services industrial end-user and OEM customers across Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

“We are excited to welcome the RSA associates to MCE,” said Charles Hale, chairman and CEO of MCE. “RSA’s focus on automation and motion control products and solutions align very closely with our strategic focus on bringing highly-technical motion control solutions to our customers. We have collaborated with RSA on numerous projects over the years and are excited about working even more closely with Allan, Bill and the RSA team.”

Allan Scales, RSA shareholder and CEO commented, “this combination will allow us to accelerate our growth plans by utilizing the resources and support provided by MCE.” He added, “this is a great outcome for our associates, customers, and supplier partners.”

Headquartered near Pittsburgh, MCE is a supplier of technical fluid power, automation, flow control, compressed air and lubrication products, services and solutions. The company is majority-owned by Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm.