The health and well-being of our employees, customers and suppliers are of paramount importance to us.

We continue to monitor the latest advice and guidance from the government and are working on measures across our business to minimise any future disruption which we may experience.

The US government has deemed Motortronics an “essential” business due to the industries and customers we serve. We will remain open until otherwise advised and will continue to ensure that we are following the health guidelines to support the health and welfare of our staff worldwide.

We are still open for business and fully operational. Our staff are available via phone, email or video conference facilities in lieu of face to face meetings.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and should anything change a member of our team will be in touch directly.

Motortronics acquires Fairford Electronics Ltd

Motortronics, a worldwide-leader specialising in the manufacturing of solid state AC motor controls and motor protection products, today announced the acquisition of Fairford Electronics Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Providing a range of complementary low voltage IEC soft starters, the Ivybridge, UK based business supports Motortronics’ growth plans and accelerates entry into new markets.

Established in 1979, Fairford is one of the industry’s leading innovators of motor control equipment. With design and production facilities in Ivybridge, UK, Fairford distributes its products via a worldwide network of trusted distributors and brand label partners across the Industrial Automation industry.

“Fairford provides an exciting opportunity for Motortronics and specifically, strengthens our position in IEC class products,” explains Jim Mitchell, President.

“Now with operations in USA, United Kingdom, Korea and China, Motortronics and Fairford are perfectly placed to offer outstanding support to all markets globally,” adds Brian Hong, Managing Director, Motortronics Korea.

Mark Shepherd, Fairford Managing Director also commented on the acquisition adding “Motortronics strength in Medium Voltage and ANSI Soft Starters, combined with Fairford’s expertise in Low Voltage IEC Soft Starters provides a major growth opportunity for both businesses and extends the product range for all our customers.”

Both Motortronics and Fairford will continue to trade under their own names, and Fairford Electronics will trade as ‘FAIRFORD – A part of the Motortronics Group’



Motortronics is a worldwide-leader specializing in the manufacturing of solid state AC motor controls and motor protection products. Founded in 1982, the company’s headquarters are located in Clearwater, Florida and have additional facilities in the British West Indies, China and South Korea.
The company has shipped over 2 million solid state starters and controllers to virtually all industries around the world, amassing more real world experience than any other manufacturer in the business. With over 600 employees in multiple facilities and authorized sales & service representatives located around the globe, Motortronics is now one of the largest manufacturers of solid state power controls in the world.

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