February 21, 2014 — To honour the memory of Wendy B. McDonald, one of the power transmission/motion control industry's true pioneers, the PTDA Foundation has established the Wendy B. McDonald Award.
October 25, 2013 - According to the newly released PTDA Power Transmission & Motion Control Market Size Report, the North American power transmission and motion control market is estimated at $67.7 billion, comprised of the U.S. market at $54 billion, the Canadian market at $6.4 billion, and the Mexican market at $7.3 billion.
This landmark research report, commissioned by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), combines the expertise of Industrial Market Information, Inc. (IMI) and an exclusive survey of PTDA’s own membership to create a benchmark of the industry.
The study provides data in 14 product categories:
• Adjustable/Variable Speed Drives
• Belts & Chain Drives
• Clutches & Brakes
• Conveyors & Material Handling Components
• Hydraulics & Pneumatics
• Industrial Specialty Chemicals
• Linear Motion Products
• Shaft Couplings & U-joints
Illustrating the value of the research, more than 85% of PTDA member companies participated in the survey that forms the foundation for a portion of the report. PTDA President Chris Bursack says this study will be an indispensable tool for use in business development and in earning more business from current customers.
“The data published in the report can be used to benchmark market share and product mix at state and even metropolitan market levels," says Bursack.
Tom Gale of IMI will be facilitating a free webinar on November 21 from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Central, using examples from the report to show you how the data can be utilized and applied to your business development initiatives.
Members of PTDA that participated in the development of the research received the results of the study as a Member Advantage. The report is available for purchase from PTDA for non-members.
To register for the November 21 webinar, visit www.ptda.org.
September 20, 2013 - As Europe emerges from recession, it is interesting to note that the European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) has grown from 40 members in 1998 to 220 member companies this year.
September 9, 2013 - The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its latest metrics for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel.
July 4, 2013 - More than 550 power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) executives are expected to convene at the Power Transmission Distributors Association’s (PTDA’s) Industry Summit this October, themed “Working Without a Net?” In addition to being a cost-efficient and powerful connection hub, the emphasis on current events and economic trends provides attendees with the net they need to be more secure in their plans for business moving into 2014 and beyond.
July 2, 2013 - The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), an association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, said its recent Canadian Conference brought out a “record-breaking” 250 participants—an attendee high in the conference’s 12-year history.
June 14, 2013 - According to the just-released “2013 PT Distributor Performance Report”, financial performance varied widely among distributors in 2012. Compiled from data confidentially provided by participating PTDA distributor member companies, the report indicates the pre-tax profit of a typical power transmission/motion control distribution firm was less than half that of high-profit firms.
June 7, 2013 - PEM Magazine took the opportunity to drop in on the Power Transmission Distributors Association’s (PTDA’s) Canadian Conference in Toronto, Ont., which was specifically designed by and for its Canadian distributors and manufacturers selling into Canada.
May 20, 2013 - The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA)—an association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel—recently welcomed two new Canadian members:
May 10, 2013 - For those seeking to connect with distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its 2013 Membership Directory. PTDA members distribute and manufacture products such as motors, bearings, gears, belts, drives, lubricants and other industrial products that keep machinery moving. The directory contains e-mail, phone, fax, address and website listings. Print editions are available to PTDA members for $30, and to non-members for $250. Meantime, an electronic version is available for $100 to members and $500 to non-members.