Birmingham, Alabama 35210


About Motion

Motion has over 600 locations, including 15 distribution centers throughout North America, and serves more than 200,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate and petrochemical.

Product Summary

Motion is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, and industrial.


1605 Alton Rd.
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
(205) 956-1122

More Info on Motion

Motion's roots go back to 1946, and in 1976, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC). Our trained and qualified representatives, technicians and specialists will do the job right, saving you time, effort, and money.

Motion serves its local markets with over 550 locations of branches, distribution centers and services throughout North America. Our top priority is getting customers what they need, when they need it, no matter what industry, including:

 • food and beverage • pulp and paper • iron and steel • chemical • mining and aggregate • petrochemical • automotive • wood and lumber • pharmaceutical

Our customers have quick access to 7 million unique parts through our distribution network, sourced from a global manufacturing base. Our broad and deep inventories represent brands you know and can count on.

Abrasives • Adhesives, Sealants & Tape • Bearings • Chemicals, Lubricants & Equipment • Cutting Tools • Electrical • Facility Maintenance • Hand & Power Tools • Hose & Fittings • Hydraulics • Janitorial • Linear Motion • Material Handling • Mechanical Power Transmission • Pneumatics • Process Pumps & Equipment • Safety • Seals, Gaskets & Accessories

Products and Press Releases

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News & Reports

Motion Industries announces acquisition of motion control/automation company

Oct. 5, 2020
Motion Industries has completed the acquisition of Applied Machine and Motion Control Inc. (AMMC), a Kentucky-based supplier of motion control and automation products and services...

Articles & News

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News & Reports

Introducing Motion Automation Intelligence

March 1, 2022
MotionAi offers a tech-savvy, methodical approach to custom needs.
Figure 1: This filter cart has an internally plumbed particle counter to display ISO/SAE counts and temperature. This allows for real-time monitoring and verification of lubricant integrity during equipment installations and servicing.
Instrumentation & Measurement

Maximize machinery life with lubrication and IIoT

Jan. 4, 2022
Instrumentation such as sensors, differential pressure switches and flowmeters should be considered when evaluating ways to leverage IIoT for lubrication management.
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News & Reports

Motion announces new group vice president of automation

May 18, 2021
Motion announced Aurelio Banda as the company's new group vice president of automation.
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News & Reports

Motion breaks ground for new facility

Feb. 9, 2021
When completed, the $11.2 million 104,000-square-foot building will house Motion’s area fluid power shop, hose and rubber shop, and engineering department.
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News & Reports

Motion Industries announces two acquisitions

Aug. 28, 2020
Motion has entered into agreements to acquire TRC Hydraulics and F&L Industrial Solutions Inc.
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Pumps, Motors & Drives

Drive Systems: Back to the basics

July 23, 2020
These tips and tricks can help successfully troubleshoot a drive and motor system.
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Pumps, Motors & Drives

Maximizing energy savings through pump unit variable frequency drives

June 11, 2019
Motor manufacturers offer protections to mitigate effects of pulse width modulation so that benefits of adding a variable frequency drive to a pump system can be achieved.