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Drive firm acquires keyless bushing vendor

Manheim, PA Fenner Drives has acquired B-LOC Corp., a North American supplier of keyless shaft/hub locking device...


Manheim, PA Fenner Drives has acquired B-LOC Corp., a North American supplier of keyless shaft/hub locking devices (keyless bushings) for mechanical power transmission and material handling applications.

Fenner Drives already has a major presence in the developing North American market for keyless bushings. Combining the well-established B-LOC brand with our existing Trantorque product line positions us as the market leader in Canada and the U.S., and provides a strong platform for sales growth in the Americas, said Ian Smith, executive director, global sales and marketing, Fenner Drives.

B-LOC has occupied a unique position in the keyless bushing marketplace since its founding by Kurt Burg in 1982. Leveraging his proven track record in machine and product design, Kurt built a company dedicated exclusively to developing new markets for keyless bushing technology. By providing full-service engineering support, B-LOC built strong customer relationships, many of which continue to this day.

Fenner Drives, a division of U.K.-based Fenner Plc, designs and manufactures power transmission components that are supplied to a wide range of customers and markets. Manufacturing plants are located in Leeds, England; Manheim, Penn., and Wilmington, N.C.

For further information, visit www.fennerdrives.com.


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