Why Invest

Leading position within critical areas of the industrial supply chain

  • Scale and technical expertise in motion, power, and control technologies creates strong competitive moat
  • Integral role in optimizing the efficiency and safety of industrial companies’ facilities and most critical assets
  • Unique position to benefit from emerging growth tied to next generation automation and smart technologies

Enhanced Organic Growth Profile

  • Significant cross-sell opportunity through expanded solution capabilities
  • Secular growth tailwinds tied to aging labor force, plant floor optimization
  • Expansion into faster growing industry verticals and advanced industrial solutions

Strong and consistent cash generation

  • Free cash generation averaging over 110% of adjusted net income the past five years
  • Provides mechanism to self-fund growth, support balance sheet, and drive shareholder returns
  • Self-help margin expansion and working capital opportunities support cash generation profile long term

History of consistent margin improvement and cost discipline

  • Investing and growing in higher margin verticals and industry segments
  • Leveraging systems investments, cost discipline, and operational excellence initiatives
  • Supports stronger earnings power and cash generation long term

Proven acquirer in large, fragmented market

  • $70+ billion addressable market with “Acquirer of Choice” status given leading/technical position
  • 29 acquisitions since 2012 representing over $1 billion in annual sales
  • Target low single-digit % sales growth contribution annually from acquisitions

Demonstrated Commitment to ESG Practices

  • Actively advising customers on how to save energy in their operations and reduce their overall environmental impact
  • Implementing greener practices in our operations
  • Promoting diversity and continuous learning across our organization, as well as supporting the well-being of our associates and our communities