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Applied Industrial Technologies Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland, OH, has acquired Groupe GLM, a privately held distributor headquartered in Baie-Comeau, Quebec.
Groupe GLM encompasses five companies under the names GLM, PV Hydraulique, Pro Hydraulique, Mecanique Industrielle and Reparations Maritimes. These companies operate five locations in Northern Quebec, distributing bearings, power transmission and fluid power products. Sales for the company are approximately US$20.5 million.
Groupe GLM serves customers across a broad range of industries, including paper, forest products, power generation, mining, primary metals, and shipbuilding and repair. Sylvie Robitaille, a 20-year veteran of the company who has held numerous management positions, will continue as Vice President, General Manager of Groupe GLM.
Marius Robitaille, former owner of Groupe GLM, will continue with the organization in a consulting role as Applied continues to grow its business in Quebec.
"We're extremely pleased to enter the Eastern Canadian market with such a strong partner," said Todd Barlett, Vice President - Acquisitions and Global Business Development. "Groupe GLM has established a reputation as a distribution leader in Quebec. Sylvie's management, along with the expertise of the strong team of Groupe GLM associates, will ensure the continued growth and success of the organization."