Kentucky’s MHS Acquires Grand Rapids’ eMotion Controls Co.

MHS, a Kentucky-based global provider of material handling automation and software solutions, has acquired eMotion Controls Co., a Grand Rapids-based controls system integration and software company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Kentucky’s MHS has acquired eMotion Controls Co. // Photo courtesy of MHS

MHS, a Kentucky-based global provider of material handling automation and software solutions, has acquired eMotion Controls Co., a Grand Rapids-based controls system integration and software company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“MHS has been an invaluable partner to eMotion for the past 15 years, and it gives us a great deal of comfort to work with a leadership team that shares our integrity and core values,” says Cory Deeds, president and founder of eMotion. “Our newly-expanded relationship gives us a platform to extend our proven solutions to a larger customer base while continuing to deliver the reliable service we’ve long been known for. We’re thrilled to be joining the MHS team.”

eMotion offers material handling systems integration, hardware design, and software and robotic solutions. It works with end markets including parcel sortation, fulfillment, and distribution. MHS and eMotion have partnered on projects over the past 15 years, and eMotion will be able to help accelerate MHS’s lifecycle performance services growth plan.

“It’s no secret that e-commerce is booming and hasn’t even begun to approach its peak,” says Scott McReynolds, CEO for MHS. “Increasingly, logistics providers and retailers with major shipping operations are looking for end-to-end solutions that not only set them up for success but support their business on an ongoing basis, which is exactly what lifecycle performance services does. eMotion Controls is an outstanding addition to our LPS division, made up of a wonderful bunch of people who we look forward to working well with into the future.”

PricewaterhouseCoopers acted as accounting and tax adviser, and Kirkland and Ellis acted as legal counsel to MHS.

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