Mergers & Acquisitions

Machine Control Systems Ltd. - Guelph, ON

Original Press Release

Long Bridge Inc. Completes Acquisition of Machine Control Systems

Press release date: July 29, 2014

Guelph ON –Long Bridge Inc. (, specializing in the construction of custom electrical control panels, based out of Cambridge, Ontario Canada is pleased to announce the purchase of Machine Control Systems Ltd., 90 Monarch Road, Guelph Ontario!

The Long Bridge management team, consisting of John Milligan – President and Peter Beacock - General Manager, have been working with Andrew Barlow – General Manager of Machine Control Systems and their team to ensure a successful transition of ownership and integration of these two companies while maintaining a singular focus of control panel construction.

Milligan states: “This acquisition provides the foundation for the continued growth of both Companies and creates one of the largest panel shop manufacturers in Ontario. We now can leverage more than 26,000 square feet of manufacturing space and bring a talented group of project managers and technicians to the marketplace. The two companies are stronger together.”

Beacock adds: “We now possess deep experience in a number of key areas including water treatment, pneumatics, automotive, food and beverage, tube bending and energy management. The synergies we will achieve with the highly skilled production staff at these two facilities will change the way control panel manufacturing occurs.”

The amalgamation of the two companies creates a combined workforce exceeding forty team members focused on building the best control panels on the planet with onsite certifications including CSA, UL and CE all completed in a strict ISO environment. An eclectic mix of youth and experience will ensure our success, both now and in the future. It is this mind set and culture which epitomizes our company's vision and mission to provide more than electrical control panels. We provide our customers with the latest information on trends and methods designed to keep them current on the latest industry standards while providing honest, high value information strengthening the bridge between our customers and the solutions they require.

About Long Bridge Inc.
Long Bridge Inc. is a manufacturer of electrical control panels. Operated out of Cambridge, Ontario Canada, Long Bridge Inc. has a unique approach to the procurement of hardware and the assembly of components according to the specifications defined by their customers. Long Bridge Inc. only employs highly skilled technicians whose experience and specialized competence in dealing with the most intricate procedures in the assembly of complex electrical control systems. In the majority of cases, Long Bridge Inc. control panels are unique, one of a kind products which are tested to ensure compliance with CSA / UL / CE standards and are used by industry in a myriad of different applications worldwide.

For further information on Longbridge Inc., please visit:
and/or contact:
Peter B. Beacock
General Manager - Long Bridge Inc. Tel: (519) 804-8808 Ext. 805
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