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Kinetek Companies

Kinetek is a 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. Kinetek product lines include AC, DC and brushless DC electric motors, pumps, gearing, gearboxes, fans, transaxles, human machine interface products (membrane switches, touch screens, turnkey HMI assemblies), electronic controls/systems and end products.

In late 2012, the Kinetek group of companies became part of  Nidec Group, a $9 billion revenue (USD) manufacturer of electric motors and related electronics components. The Nidec Group includes more than 100 manufacturing and sales locations in 25 countries, and employs more than 107,000. In the U.S., the Kinetek companies are affiliated with Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC), a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for Industrial, residential and commercial markets.

Advanced Motors & Drives  Golf/utility, material handling/aerial work platform
Euclid Universal  Floor care, medical/mobility, loose gearing
FIR    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
TEA International Building/construction
Valmark Interface Solutions Medical, telecommunications, computer equipment
Nidec Kinetek Elevator Technology (Wuxi) Corporation Elevator/escalator

Advanced Motors and Drives

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 Iniversal

Euclid Universal

Euclid Universal develops custom engineered gearmotors, transmissions (traction drives) and gearing for the floor care, medical/mobility and loose gearing markets.

FIR Group

FIR Group

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

Imperial Electric

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

Kinetek De Sheng (KDS)

KDS (Kinetek De Sheng) leads Chinese markets in several industries and is China's number-one elevator motor manufacturer. An ISO-certified manufacturer of AC and DC motors, brushless DC motors, general purpose motors, gearboxes and end products, KDS' brushless gearless products are CE-certified by TUV.

Kinetek Controls

Kinetek Controls

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

Merkle-Korff Industries

Merkle-Korff Industries specializes in the design and manufacture of sub-fractional AC, DC, and brushless motors and gearmotors. Merkle-Korff is a leader in refrigeration, bottle/can vending, pellet stove and commercial food equipment segments.

Motion Control Engineering

Motion Control Engineering (MCE)

MCE (Motion Control Engineering) is the world's leading independent, non-proprietary elevator controller manufacturer. MCE provides traction and hydraulic elevator controls, traction auxiliary power supplies, escalator controls, and peripherals to independent elevator contractors, global OEM elevator contractors and educational/healthcare institutions.

Scott DC Power Products

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 Sistemi

Selin, part of Kinetek’s Italy-based FIR Group, manufactures brushless motors and electronic systems for industrial, defense and electric vehicle applications.


TEA International

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

Valmark Interface Solutions

Valmark Interface Solutions is an ISO 9001:2000 certified leader in the design and manufacture of custom human machine interface (HMI) products, incorporating sophisticated membrane switch assemblies, touch screens, graphic panel overlays, and a variety of custom industrial and commercial labeling and shielding products.


Nidec Kinetek Elevator Technology (Wuxi) Corporation

Nidec Kinetek Elevator Technology (Wuxi) Corporation designs and manufactures elevator controls and complete elevator packages for China and International markets. NKET is a leading member of Nidec Kinetek’s elevator group which also includes Motion Control Engineering, Imperial Electric and Kinetek De Sheng (KDS).





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