Exotic Automation & Supply Completes Steps to Acquire West Michigan Parker Distributor Bond Fluidaire

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The joining of Bond Fluidaire with Exotic Automation & Supply will bring nearly 120 years of combined experience to customers.

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“The acquisition by Exotic Automation & Supply is a testament to the success of our company and power of our incredible team.” Bob Bond, President of Bond Fluidaire said.

Exotic Automation & Supply, a premier Parker Hannifin distributor, announced today they have completed the necessary steps to acquire Michigan-based fluid power provider Bond Fluidaire. The acquisition combines two successful, customer-driven Parker Hannifin distributors to better serve customers across the state of Michigan.

“The acquisition by Exotic Automation & Supply is a testament to the success of our company and the power of our incredible team.” Bob Bond, President of Bond Fluidaire said. “Bond Fluidaire has experienced strong growth over the past few years and now, under Exotic’s ownership, will have access to additional resources which will help us deliver enhanced value to our customers.”

Bond Fluidaire was founded in 1968 and has four locations throughout West Michigan, spanning from St. Joseph to Grand Rapids to Traverse City. The company is a full-line Parker distributor for fluid power, pneumatic and hydraulic components as well as a leading distributor for 80/20 T-Slot aluminum framing.

Exotic Automation & Supply was founded in 1963 and has thirteen locations throughout Michigan and Indiana. As one of only a handful of Parker distributors authorized as a Center of Excellence for hydraulic, fluid connector, pneumatic and electromechanical products, Exotic has earned the reputation of being a supplier of choice to many diversified markets throughout the country.

“Our Dad started Bond Fluidaire with the vision of it becoming the company it is today.” Chris Bond, Vice President of Bond Fluidaire said. “We could not be more excited to take the next step in our journey with Exotic Automation & Supply.”

The joining of Bond Fluidaire with Exotic Automation & Supply brings nearly 120 years of combined experience to customers. It will result in 17 total retail store locations throughout Michigan and Indiana, an expanded product offering, inventory expansion, technology innovation, product enhancements, increased 24/7 mobile service capabilities, and more to customers.

“I am so excited to welcome Bond Fluidaire to the Exotic family.” Tom Marino, President of Exotic Automation & Supply said. “Having known Bob & Chris Bond for years, I’ve seen their vision, values, and dedication to their business. Together we will quickly accelerate growth and value to customers.”

For more information, please visit http://www.exoticautomation.com/bond.

About Exotic Automation & Supply: Exotic Automation & Supply was founded in 1963 and has grown to become one of Parker Hannifin’s largest distributors in the United States. Exotic’s headquarters is located in New Hudson, Michigan and the company maintains full-service centers throughout Michigan & Indiana with locations in Ann Arbor, Freeland (Saginaw), Lansing, Taylor, Flint, Indianapolis, Jackson, Livonia, Noblesville, Port Huron, Rochester Hills, and Shelby Township.

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