B&D Industrial announces its acquisition of Simco Technologies, a leading Atlanta-based distributor of industrial electronics, sensors, drives, motion control, machine safety and machine vision systems.

The B&D Industrial holding company provides industrial products and services to mining, manufacturing, engineering and OEM companies from its almost 40 facilities in Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Simco Technologies’ industrial automation products will complement the other areas of focus for B&D Industrial. Simco operates out of its branch locations in Norcross, Columbus and Savannah, Georgia as well as Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

Andy Nations, President and C.E.O. of B&D Industrial offered, “We are very excited to add Simco to the B&D Industrial family and to have an even more comprehensive line of products and services to offer our customers, ” adding “Simco has been a family-owned business for almost 50 years and has an excellent reputation in the marketplace. The corporate cultures of the two companies are very similar, and we should meld well and be stronger together.”

Bill Simpson, President of Simco Technologies, said, “We’ve got two great companies with loyal employees who are empowered to react quickly to customer needs. With our like philosophies and combined resources, we look forward to expanding our businesses together in the Southeast.”

The Simco management team will remain in place and the company will continue operating under the Simco Technologies name.