DAILY NEWS Jan 27, 2014 5:53 AM - 0 comments

Gear drive producers merged operations

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Oakville, ON -- SM Cyclo of Canada, Ltd. (SMC), headquartered in Oakville, ON, assumed sales responsibilities of Hansen Industrial Transmissions Inc. (Canadian Operations), a provider of large size industrial gear drives.

The arrangement became effective August 5, 2013, following the merger of Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) with Hansen Industrial Transmissions Inc. as of August 1, 2013.

Greg J. Banero, president and CEO of the Canadian subsidiary, SM Cyclo of Canada Ltd., has been managing the Canadian integration of both Sumitomo and Hansen product lines.

Prior to the merger, SM Cyclo of Canada relocated and expanded its Oakville head office and assembly facility. The Oakville facility is now about 75,000 sq. ft. and equipped with 3-, 5-, and 25-ton cranes, new paint booths and advanced assembly equipment.

SM Cyclo assembles Cyclo, Paramax, Bevel Buddy Box, Hyponic, and all other Sumitomo speed reducers and complete drive train packages. SM Cyclo speed reducers are available in all configurations (inline, parallel shaft, right angle, shaft-mounted, and so on) with catalogue ratings up to approx 5 million in. lb. output torque capacity, and higher for custom gearing.

In November 2013, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America, headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, appointed Paul Martin to its management team as director of business development. He is responsible for developing and leading strategies to increase SMA’s strength in the industrial gearbox markets and expand its portfolio of gearbox solutions for customers.

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