Posted March 7, 2018

EIS becomes Electrical Specialties Group of Motion Industries

Sister company rebrands under MI umbrella. 

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), is pleased to announce that EIS – a wholly owned subsidiary of GPC as well, which was operating independently and reporting directly to GPC – has become the Electrical Specialties Group of Motion Industries, effective January 2, 2018.

“We have been working directly with Motion Industries for many years, as EIS’s products and services complement Motion’s offerings in many ways,” said Larry Griffin, President of EIS. “Combining our resources into one offering to the industrial marketplace makes a lot of sense with our similar markets, goals and culture.”

EIS currently operates 39 branches and six fabrication facilities located across North America, supplying process materials, production supplies, specialty wire and cable, and value-added fabricated parts to electrical OEMs, motor repair shops and various assembly markets.

Based in Atlanta, the company focuses on three main areas: Electrical & Electronic, Cable & Connectivity and Fabrication & Coating. EIS’s annual revenues were approximately $800 million in the previous year.

Tim Breen, Motion Industries’ President and CEO, said, “This move creates operational synergies and new growth strategies that will make both companies stronger than ever in customer service and in the competitive market. Together, we are leveraging our assets of people, facilities, size, strength, and expertise to provide even greater customer and shareholder value.”

With annual sales of $5 billion, Motion Industries is a leading 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 branch locations, 40 service centers and 14 distribution centers throughout North America serving more than 300,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Visit or call toll-free (800) 526-9328.