Zeller Corporation is a distributor of electrical and automation components and solutions, including motion control, programmable logic controller (PLC) based automation, machine vision, electrical controls, and power distribution products. A Schneider Electric distribution partner, Zeller also represents other manufacturers including Kollmorgen, Phoenix Contact, Rittal, and Sick. Zeller employs 240 people and has operations in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo, NY; Foxboro, Mass.; and Winston-Salem, N.C. Zeller expects sales of approximately $80 million for 2012.
The acquisition of Zeller Corporation extends Kaman’s automation and motion control product segment to include electrical controls and power distribution and complements its mechanical and fluid power product platforms.
Zeller Corporation President Gary Haseley will stay with Kaman and join its KIT executive management team as Zeller’s Vice President and General Manager, reporting to KIT President Steve Smidler.
The Zeller acquisition follows other recent Kaman acquisitions of Minarik, Target Electronic Supply, and Automation Technology as part of the company’s overall expansion strategy to further increase its electrical, automation and motion control footprint.