Haydon Switch and Instrument and Kerk Motion Products merge

OCTOBER 21, 2008--Motor supplier Haydon Switch and Instrument has announced a merger with Kerk Motion Products, a manufacturer of non-ball lead screw, linear rails, and actuator systems.

OCTOBER 21, 2008--Motor supplier Haydon Switch and Instrument has announced a merger with Kerk Motion Products, a manufacturer of non-ball lead screw, linear rails, and actuator systems. Together, the two companies will become HaydonKerk Motion Solutions (www.haydonkerk.com; retaining both Kerk and Haydon product lines and jointly offering a broad range of linear motion products.

For nearly 50 years, Haydon Switch and Instrument has been building electric motors and stepper motor-based linear actuators. Located in Waterbury, CT, the company's ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility supports today's most efficient technology and manufacturing methods. Following the merger, the Waterbury facility will continue production of HaydonKerk's line of Haydon products, which includes canstack and hybrid stepper-motor actuators, rotary steppers, and LRS motorized rails.

HaydonKerk's line of Kerk leadscrews, linear rails, and non-motorized actuators will continue to be manufactured at the Hollis, NH facility.

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