John Henry Foster Acquires Accu Tech USA

Manufacturer of customizable automation and motion control products as well as engineering support, nationally

Eagan, Minnesota, December 13, 2022 – John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. (JHFoster), a value-added partner of fully-integrated automation solutions, turn-key systems, and distributor of electrical and pneumatic automation components, parts and accessories, compressed air systems, collaborative and industrial robotics, and customized systems to automate manufacturing has finalized its acquisition of Accu Tech USA. Known nationally for delivering customizable automation and motion control products, Accu Tech USA also specializes in providing engineering support including application design, selection of products and project implementation.

Accu Tech USA will be joining the JHFoster Automation Group of companies, which continues to expand and includes Sensors Incorporated, Sensors Integration, Automation & Robotics Solutions (A&RS), and PTS Products. The Automation Group of Companies is led by Tim Swedberg, Sr. Vice President at JHFoster. Ed Lee, President of Accu Tech USA, will temporarily report to Nicholas M. Martino, CEO and President of JHFoster, during the phasing in of the company into our operating system, while Swedberg remains focused on the Sensors, A&RS and PTS integrations.

“Our customers will now have the largest selection of actuators, ball screws, collaborative robots and linear guides in North America,” Swedberg explains. “Not only that, but they’ll receive application engineering support and machine services as well. Being able to supply and customize machined parts for specific applications, while offering that specific engineering support, we can truly say we offer the full-service automated solution.”

Martino adds, “We are pleased that Accu Tech USA is joining the JHFoster group of companies. This acquisition will add an additional range of innovative and customizable products to meet the needs of our customers locally and now nationally.”  

Lee explains further, “Joining the JHFoster team, and being a part of the Automation Group, will enable us to provide a comprehensive and now all-inclusive customer experience, including engineering design and automation customization paired with world-class service and support.  We are committed to putting our customers first and continuing to supply our high-quality products and services to the market.

Accu Tech will continue to operate locally and nationally under the same brand, and remain at its headquarters in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The Automation Group will continue to operate in JHFoster’s five-state territory, with expanded reach from its Minnesota based Sensors and PTS locations, and from A&RS in Des Moines, Iowa.

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About John Henry Foster Minnesota

Founded in 1938, JHFoster designs and customizes products and solutions to automate manufacturing applications for companies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. JHFoster provides compressed air systems and automation solutions collectively, allowing a unique collaboration with both the supply and demand sides of compressed air systems while also offering value-added engineering, design services, installation and warranty expertise, and continued support from certified technicians after the sale.   

JHFoster was acquired by High Road Capital Partners in May of 2019 and is committed to implementing organic and acquisitive growth strategies that uniquely enhance the company in its served geographies. In 2021, JHFoster acquired Sensors Incorporated and Sensors Integration followed by PTS Products in 2022. All three companies are headquartered in Minnesota. JHFoster also formed a new engineering firm, Automation and Robotics Solutions (A&RS) headquartered in Iowa. JHFoster will continue operations with an advanced robotics design and training facility and UL 508A-certified control panel shop also in Eagan, and offices in Hiawatha, Iowa, and Fargo, North Dakota. In addition to a full mobile service team with substantial stock of inventory serving our territories.

About Accu Tech USA  

Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Accu Tech USA operates out of a large warehouse, which includes a machine shop. They specialize in providing innovative automation and motion products, applications engineering support and machining services to companies from health care and optical equipment to packaging and automated machinery to name a few. Accu Tech USA offers one of the largest selections of actuators, ball screws, collaborative robots and linear guides in North America. Accu Tech USA was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to providing solutions that increase productivity and efficiency.