ABB Motors and Mechanical

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ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.
FoundedSt. Louis, Missouri (1920)
HeadquartersFort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Key people
Ron Tucker, CEO, President
ProductsElectric motors
Mechanical Power Transmission
Industrial automation
RevenueIncreaseUS$1.52B (FY 2009)[1]
IncreaseUS$178M (FY 2009)[1]
IncreaseUS$59.8M (FY 2009)[1]
Total assetsDecreaseUS$2.65B (FY 2009)[2]
Total equityIncreaseUS$924M (FY 2009)[2]
Number of employees

As the US Motors and Generators Business Unit of ABB, ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc. markets, designs, manufactures, and provides service for industrial electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission products. This business was formerly known as Baldor Electric Company until its company name was merged into ABB on March 1, 2018.

The US business unit, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, oversees 15 manufacturing locations in 8 states.

The company sells Baldor-Reliance and ABB branded industrial electric motors. Products are available in both IEC and NEMA configurations and range from fractional to 100,000 horsepower.

The company also sells the Dodge brand of mechanical power transmission products, including mounted bearings, enclosed gearing, couplings, sheaves, and bushings.


Baldor Electric was founded in 1920 by Edwin Ballman and Emil Doerr. The name of the company was derived using part of each of their names. In 1967 the Company's headquarters were moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Fort Smith, Arkansas.

In 2007, Baldor Electric acquired the Dodge and Reliance Electric brands from Rockwell Automation for $1.8 billion. This more than doubled the size of the company, taking it from $800 million in annual revenue to $1.8 billion.

In 2011, Baldor was acquired by ABB Ltd of Switzerland in an all-cash deal of US$4.2 billion ($1.1 billion debt included). The company continued to operate as Baldor Electric Company A Member of the ABB Group.

On March 1, 2018, Baldor Electric Company's name was dissolved into the ABB brand, becoming ABB across all of its locations.


Industrial electric motors[edit]

  • ABB and Baldor-Reliance brands
  • DC
  • AC Induction
  • Grinders / Buffers
  • DC Servo
  • AC Servo
  • Variable speed
  • Industry specific solutions

Dodge bearings[edit]

  • Mounted bearings
  • Tapered roller bearings
  • Spherical roller bearings
  • Sleeve bearings
  • Sleeveoil hydrodynamic bearings
  • Take up frames

Dodge gear reducers[edit]

  • Shaft mount helical
  • Helical screw conveyor
  • Right angle worm
  • Helical inline
  • Planetary
  • Energy efficient gear motor / reducer

Dodge power transmission components[edit]

  • Couplings
  • Clutches
  • Brakes
  • Bushings
  • Hubs
  • Sheaves
  • Pulleys


  • "Baldor annual report (2005)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2007. Retrieved May 17, 2006.

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