DAILY NEWS Apr 11, 2012 3:02 PM - 0 comments

Gear-maker acquired by Regal Beloit

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Clinton, WI -- Milwaukee Gear Co., a manufacturer of precision gears and drives based in Milwaukee, was acquired by Durst, a subsidiary of Regal Beloit Corp., on February 3, 2012.

Milwaukee Gear will bring a wider range of gearing solutions and further expand the global reach of Regal Beloit’s Mechanical segment, according to Mark Gliebe, chairman and chief executive officer. The business is a “great fit,” he said.

“Our recent acquisition of Milwaukee Gear strengthens our Mechanical [segment] offerings and increases our presence in the growing oil and gas space,” Gliebe said.

Milwaukee Gear, established 94 years ago, specializes in standard and custom gears. It caters to a worldwide client base with highly engineered gearing components used in oil and gas applications and many other commercial and industrial applications.

Regal Beloit, a supplier of mechanical and electrical motion control and power generation products, has extensive experience in the acquisition and integration of businesses throughout the world. The purchase of Milwaukee Gear reflects Regal Beloit’s commitment to expanding its business through the strategic acquisition of complementary and technically advanced product lines and businesses.

Durst of Clinton, WI, produces gear drives and transmissions, including a comprehensive mechanical power transmission product offering for on- and off-highway and specialty vehicle equipment in North America.

For more information, visit www.durstdrives.com.

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