BENSALEM, Pa., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Airline Hydraulics Corporation (Airline) announced today that SMC Corporation of America has expanded its Technology Distributor authorization with Airline to include all of New England. Airline's relationship with SMC dates back to the mid-1980's when Airline became a SMC stocking distributor in portions of the Mid-Atlantic States. In New England, Airline will provide sales support and SMC inventory at their facility in North Billerica, MA and at Fluid Power Automation (FPA), a SMC Technology Distributor located in North Kingston, RI which was acquired by Airline in January 2011. In addition, Airline has a number of sales offices throughout the region to provide immediate local technical support.
"We are extremely excited about this expansion of our distribution territory for SMC products," commented Joseph A. Miceli, Chief Executive Officer of Airline Hydraulics. "Airline's two strategically positioned sales and inventory locations in New England, coupled with our unique ability to provide customized solutions in the form of integrated components or engineered systems, will create a win-win scenario for SMC and for our customers in this demanding marketplace."
SMC is the world's largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products, offering the broadest selection of air cylinders, electric actuators, valves, fittings, regulators, air dryers and vacuum solutions. Over the past 45 years, SMC's products have become established as a leading international brand, currently holding a 30% share of the world market. In 2011 they were recognized by Forbes, Inc. as the 49th most innovative company in the world.
As SMC Technology Distributors, Airline and FPA receive ongoing product training for their technical sales associates, and support their customers with extensive local SMC inventory. SMC offers over 9,800 basic products and more than 600,000 variations to meet their customers' complex and diversified needs. Customers often depend on the experienced technical expertise of Airline and FPA to help them choose the right products to improve their processes, increase efficiencies and save money.
Airline will be featuring SMC products at booth #2030 at MFG4, an industry tradeshow targeting the aerospace, defense, medical and energy manufacturing markets. MFG4 is being held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT on May 8-10, 2012.
Headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, Airline Hydraulics Corporation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified distributor of hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, motion control and machine safeguarding products from leading manufacturers including SMC, Bosch Rexroth, HYDAC, ABB, Omron, and other major fluid power and automation product lines. Airline provides engineering design, manufacturing, service, installation and repair in addition to the distribution of high-performance products.