Effective today, Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company , has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Epperson and Company, an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services since 1932. Execution of the transaction is expected to take place March 1, 2016.
A supplier of bulk material conveying products and services in the Southeast, Epperson and Company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with full-service locations in Jacksonville and Miami. Offerings include conveyor-related products such as belting, idlers and pulleys, as well as services such as system installation and removal, belting splicing and installation, idler replacement and other maintenance projects.
Epperson and Company also places high emphasis on conveyor safety; its employees take the required safety certifications and encourage best safety practices in customer facilities as well as in their own.
Motion Industries is a industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 550 operations including 15 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.