The Arthur G. Russell Company to Acquire Bodine Automation Technology from DTE (Detroit Tool & Engineering)

BRISTOL, Conn. – August 5, 2014 – The Arthur G. Russell Company, Inc. (AGR), a leading provider of automatic assembly solutions, today announced the acquisition of Bodine Automation Technology, a division of Missouri-based DTE. The Bodine assets acquired include its intellectual property, engineering/service operations, and parts inventory.

Founded in 1932 by Alfred V. Bodine, the former Bodine Corporation was headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut until 2007. Bodine designs and builds automated assembly solutions ranging from stand-alone machines to fully integrated production systems and is a recognized leader in automated assembly technology.

“The acquisition brings together two iconic brands, each pioneering many of automation’s most notable advances,” said Robert Ensminger, CEO of Arthur G. Russell. “AGR and Bodine will retain their distinctive brands to preserve their rich history and strengths in the marketplace.” “Bodine’s complimentary technologies make this a great opportunity for AGR to broaden its customer base and expand our market opportunities,” said Mark Burzynski, President of Arthur G. Russell.

“AGR will continue to support and service Bodine systems worldwide,” says Mr. William (Bill) Mis, Vice President – Sales. “We welcome Bodine to our team and look forward to providing innovative solutions incorporating Bodine equipment and expertise.”

“We expect the integration of Bodine and AGR to be a seamless process which continues our commitment to strategic growth and providing more manufacturing jobs in Connecticut,” concluded Don Palaia, Vice President – Manufacturing.

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About Arthur G. Russell
The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc. (AGR) designs, develops and supplies innovative automatic assembly solutions for the medical device, consumer, food and electronics industries. AGR can provide complete systems which include adhesive application and curing, welding, high-speed inspection, labeling and filling and provide the integration required for turnkey systems. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, The Arthur G. Russell Co. is an ISO 9001:2008 registered private company with over 69 years of experience designing, building, installing, and supporting world class assembly, test, inspection, and packaging systems. For more information, visit http://www.arthurgrussell.com/.

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