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Han-Tek acquires PowerLab Control Technologies

Han-Tek bolsters its solutions portfolio with process controls and SCADA capabilities
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
November 23, 2010

Today, Han-Tek, a large materials handling and systems automation company located in upstate New York, announced its acquisition of PowerLab Control Technologies, an industrial systems integrator in North Carolina.

Through this acquisition, Han-Tek bolsters its solutions portfolio with process controls and SCADA capabilities. PowerLab is the process of being integrated into Han-Tek’s Controls Division.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to add a synergistic company like PowerLab that allows us to continue to expand our capabilities and our customer reach,” said Jon Tobin, president of Han-Tek. “This acquisition furthers our corporate strategy of making materials handling and automation more efficient and cost-effective through turnkey solutions for the manufacturing market.”

PowerLab Control Technologies is an industrial systems integrator that offers motion system design and control, robotics system support, PLC and PAC programming and panel building. Han-Tek customizes automation technology to optimize manufacturing-assembly and product-distribution systems. Founded in 1961, the company specializes in automation and integrated materials handling systems with a concentration on overhead cranes, conveyors, controls, robotics and automation. Han-Tek is based in Victor, N.Y. 

“This deal represents a solid partnership between PowerLab and Han-Tek,” said Bobby Cole, PowerLab’s former owner who becomes Han-Tek’s Controls Division manager. “Our customers will benefit from the powerful combination of PowerLab’s electrical controls and computer-based systems integration and Han-Tek’s mechanical capabilities and expertise.”

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