Kinetek is a privately held global manufacturing enterprise that provides custom engineered control, motor and drive system solutions for world class customers in the elevator/escalator, commercial floor care, material handling/aerial lift, commercial food equipment, golf car/utility vehicle, renewable energy and medical markets.
Beyond tremendous application scope in our primary markets, Kinetek meets motor and motion control demands of many other industries, thanks to a wealth of experience and precision focus on specialized needs. Kinetek product lines include AC, DC and brushless DC electric motors, pumps, gearing, gearboxes, fans, transaxles, human machine interface products (membrane switch assemblies, graphic panel overlays), electronic controls/systems and end products.
With 28 facilities - including over a dozen design centers - in North America, Europe and Asia, Kinetek companies command market leadership
through a broad base of advanced technology that delivers custom engineered solutions. The following operating companies are part of Kinetek.
|Advanced Motors & Drives||Golf/utility, material handling, aerial work platform|
|Euclid Universal||Floor care, medical/mobility, loose gearing|
|FIR Group||Commercial appliance, material handling|
|Imperial Electric||Elevator/escalator, floor care, hose reel|
|Kinetek Controls||Material handling/aerial work platform, floor care, golf/utility|
|Kinetek De Sheng (KDS)||Elevator/escalator, golf/utility, general purpose|
|Kinetek Jinghe (KJH)||Power tools, automotive, electric motors|
|Merkle-Korff Industries||Commercial food equipment, consumer appliance, pellet stove|
|Motion Control Engineering||Elevator/escalator|
|Scott DC Power Products||Floor care, hydraulic pump, medical/mobility|
|Selin Sistemi||Industrial, defense, electric vehicles|
|Valmark Industries||Medical, telecommunications, computer equipment|
|Zhongxiu Kinetek (ZXK)||Elevator/escalator|
Advanced Motors & Drives (AMD)
Advanced Motors & Drives designs and manufactures special purpose AC, DC and brushless DC motors for traction, pump and steering applications for battery operated vehicles. Advanced Motors & Drives is a leader in material handling, lift trucks, golf cars, utility vehicles, scissor lifts, boom lifts and floor care markets.
Euclid Universal develops custom engineered gearmotors, transmissions (traction drives) and gearing for the floor care, medical/mobility and loose gearing markets.
FIR Group designs and manufactures custom AC and brushless DC motors for industrial and niche applications. FIR holds market-leading positions for combi-convection oven motors, self-locking motors and pump motor packages for dishwashing machines. FIR is also strong in industrial HVAC and door operator markets.
Imperial Electric is a custom manufacturer of special application AC and DC motor systems. With the 2007 acquisition of Howell Electric Motors, Imperial expanded its leadership in the elevator/escalator, commercial floor care and hose reel markets to include commercial food/restaurant equipment.
Kinetek De Sheng (KDS)
Kinetek De Sheng maintains a strong position in China in several industries and is the number one Chinese elevator motor manufacturer. KDS is an ISO-certified manufacturer of AC and DC motors, brushless DC motors, general purpose motors, gearboxes and end products. KDS' brushless gearless products have received CE certification by TUV. KDS also provides Kinetek operating companies with a low-cost, state-of-the-art manufacturing base.
Kinetek Controls specializes in custom motor control development. Products include motor controllers, high frequency battery chargers, and multi-function displays that support applications in material handling, floor care, recreational vehicles, lift trucks, food processing and golf/electric vehicles.
KJH (Kinetek Jinghe) is a leading Chinese shaft and gearing manufacturer. KJH customers include several multi-national companies, including Kinetek. Market segments include power tools, automotive, electric motors and air conditioner compressors.
Merkle-Korff Industries specializes in the design and manufacture of sub-fractional AC, DC, and brushless motors and gear motors. Merkle-Korff is a leader in the refrigeration, bottle/can vending and pellet stove market segments. Merkle-Korff customers include Whirlpool, GE, Maytag, SubZero, Taylor-Freeze and Lennox.
Motion Control Engineering (MCE)
Motion Control Engineering (MCE) is the world's leading open-architecture elevator controller manufacturer - providing traction and hydraulic elevator controllers, peripherals and components to independent elevator contractors, OEM elevator contractors (Otis, KONE, Schindler, Thyssen-Krupp) and educational/healthcare institutions. MCE has an installed base of more than 100,000 elevator controls worldwide.
Scott DC Power Products
Scott DC Power Products designs and manufactures high output DC motors for the floor care market, hydraulic pump drive motors for industrial lift applications, and traction drive motors.
Selin, part of Kinetek’s Italy-based FIR Group, manufactures brushless motors and electronic systems for industrial, defense and electric vehicle applications.
TEA International, part of Kinetek’s Italy-based FIR Group, serves the global building construction market with cable hoist and platform lift products.
Valmark Industries is an ISO 9001/2000 certified industry leader in the design and manufacture of sophisticated membrane switch assemblies, graphic panel overlays, shielding products and custom industrial and commercial labeling products.
Zhongxiu Kinetek (ZXK)
Zhongxiu Kinetek (ZXK) is one of the leading Chinese elevator controller manufacturers. ZXK's ISO 9001 certified facility employees 120 people, boasts two elevator test towers and supports production for domestic and international customers. ZXK products have received CE certification by TUV.