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New 'Bison' Combines Fluid Solutions, Manufacturing Engineering

Sept. 7, 2023
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions now joins with Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. to offer expanded products and services to global industrial customers.


KENT, OH, Sept. 7, 2023 – AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (AMETEK DFS) and the former Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. today combine to create a more robust, customer-centric business named Bison®. The newly created Bison®, a business of AMETEK, Inc., will provide a broader range of high-quality products, unparalleled customization and integration support, accelerated time to production, and global manufacturing flexibility, specifically:
  • An Expanded Portfolio
For more than 100 years, AMETEK DFS has been an industry leader designing and manufacturing the highest quality fluid-moving and mechanical drive solutions tailored for a variety of applications. Its trusted brands include:
  • Lamb® Vacuum Motors;
  • Nautilair® Combustion Blowers;
  • Prestolite Motors Brushed DC Motors;
  • ROTRON® Regenerative Blowers;
  • ROTRON® Transportation Pumps and Motors;
  • Windjammer® Brushless Blowers.

For more than 60 years, Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. has designed and manufactured reliable and durable fractional and integral horsepower electric motors, gear motors and reducers, washdown motors and a variety of accessories. 

  • Unparalleled Design Expertise, Customizable Solutions, Integration Support
The combined companies bring together hundreds of years of cumulative design expertise. The newly consolidated engineering team understands application technology challenges and provides customers with dedicated, tailored solutions in a greater number of markets and use cases. Bison® engineers will continue to leverage their vast application and market knowledge to integrate customized solutions seamlessly into customers’ subsystems, ensuring that end products not only function properly, but that performance is also optimized.
  • Accelerated Time to Production
With three state-of-the-art-engineering laboratories in Kent, Ohio; Shanghai, China; and St. Charles, Illinois, Bison® is even more equipped to help customers accelerate time to production by expediting performance tests, agency qualifications and rapid prototyping.
  • Global Insights, Worldwide Manufacturing Flexibility

Though the blended business unit is headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Bison® brings global insights to customers through an international network supported by global sales offices and research facilities. 

Additionally, customers have expanded global manufacturing options for better lead times and support. Bison® -- the newly created AMETEK business – manufactures products in AMETEK facilities in Whitsett, NC and St. Charles, IL in the United States as well as in Reynosa, Mexico and Shanghai, China. 

“By combining the strengths of AMETEK DFS and Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., the new Bison® business will meet the evolving needs of customers worldwide in various industries and applications, including agriculture, combustion, construction, energy, floorcare, food and beverage, industrial machinery, medical, motion control and more,” said Matt Fuss, Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager at Bison®. "Together, our dedication to delivering the highest quality motors, blowers and pumps combined with our customization, integration and manufacturing expertise gives our customers the winning edge in today’s highly competitive, global marketplace.”

Customers can expect a seamless transition, maintaining the same high standards and unwavering commitment to their success. All legal company names will remain unchanged, and the combined business will be doing business as Bison®. A consolidated website will be launched soon. Until then, visit There you will find links to the information you need to learn more or to begin a project. 

ABOUT Bison®

For more than 100 years, Bison®, an AMETEK business, has helped customers differentiate their products by developing robust, flexible and durable motors, blowers, and pumps under the brand names – Bison® Gear Motors, Lamb®, Nautilair®, Prestolite Motors, ROTRON® Regenerative Blowers, ROTRON® Transportation and Windjammer®.Bison® engineers thrive on technical challenges and provide customers with collaborative, customizable and optimized fluid-moving, fractional and integral horsepower solutions. 

Bison® has worldwide sales representative support, research facilities and manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, and Mexico. The company is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. Bison® is a business of AMETEK – a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion.

Contact: Christina Thomas, Marketing Manager, Bison®, [email protected]