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Motion Ai Opens New Facility in Minnesota

Oct. 30, 2022
The larger space includes a regional sales and support center, classrooms for employee and customer training, a regional fulfillment center, assembly and fabrication shops, a proof-of-concept design area and more.

Motion Industries Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a provider of industrial technology solutions, announced Motion Ai’s extensive new facility, which officially opened on June 1, 2022, in Eden Prairie, Minn. As an industrial automation solution provider, Motion Ai needed a larger space for its growing business.

The new 105,000-square-foot facility features a gain of 55,000 square feet over the previous location, which was also in Eden Prairie. The larger space allows for integrated use, including a regional sales and support center, classrooms for employee and customer training, a regional fulfillment center, assembly and fabrication shops, a proof-of-concept design area, and engineering labs for customer product and demonstration engagement.

Other capabilities at this facility include large conveyor system builds, complete automation system builds, robotic and machine vision solutions, expanded pneumatic and machine control solutions, machining, welding, and more comprehensive value-added offerings.

“We wanted to meet the growing demands of our customers and the industry by growing every facet of automation and robotics solutions,” said Aurelio Banda, Motion’s senior vice president, automation intelligence. “Our investments allow for future, incremental expansion within our structure up to 30 percent beyond our current growth plans. This will also allow us to add employees over time.”

Randy Breaux, president of Motion, said, “Opening this state-of-the-art automation facility represents just one more way we anticipate our customers’ needs in production efficiency across virtually all industry sectors. This is an important step in our long-term growth strategy, and we’re excited to see the upward trajectory of technological innovation and services that the new Motion Ai location will support.”

Motion Ai plans to hold an open house at the new facility in spring of 2023.

With annual sales of over $7 billion, Motion is a leading industrial distributor of more than 12 million items, including bearings; mechanical power transmission products; electrical and industrial automation components; hose, belting, and gaskets; hydraulic and pneumatic components; process pumps; industrial and safety products; seals and accessories; and material handling products and solutions. To increase customers’ productivity, the company offers many value-added services, including engineering, fabrication, repair, and Industry 4.0 solutions across these product groups. Motion formed Motion Automation Intelligence (Motion Ai), Mi Fluid Power Solutions, and Mi Conveyance Solutions to offer a wide range of specialized, related products and innovative solutions.