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Molon Motor & Coil Corp.

Midwest

"we learn about customers' needs so we
can understand how
best to help them as
a valued supplier. Listening to customers
and learning from
them helps inform our
decisions." - Bill Kennedy

molon motor provides engineered
solutions for power transmission
applications in many industries.

company's manufacturing methods.
An offshoot of Moloney Coachbuilders, Moloney Armor Corp. developed high ballistic standards for
armored security vehicles, including serving seven U.S. presidents.
"Molon's history dates back
through the Moloney name, and our
position has always been that quality is our future," Vice President Bill
Kennedy says. "That is an ongoing
theme. All of the Moloney heritage
in manufacturing has led to Molon,
and a large commitment to quality
has been there all the way through
the company's history."

Present Success
Today, Molon - which is owned and
operated by Chairman and President Earle F. Moloney - specializes in
custom engineered AC and DC gearmotors for medium- to high-volume
applications. It can also service customers with low quantity or short
lead-time requirements with its

line of standard products. Molon's
custom products are sold to OEMs
globally through a network of sales
representatives, while its standard
products are available throughout
North America via a network of
stocking distributors.
Molon's products are used in applications such as vending machines,
commercial restaurant equipment,
medical equipment, appliances,
valves, pumps, fitness equipment
and office products. Its motors are
designed for use on a diverse array of
gearboxes to meet a wide range of customer requirements.
"Our customers have to be able to
trust their vendors, and it takes time
to build that trust," Kennedy says.
"We earn that trust through the service we provide. The ability to make
engineering refinements is key for
the OEMs, so we need to be responsive to meet their needs. Once you
have that trust, you can grow your
business together. Relationships are

kept through performance."
As an example, Kennedy cites the
food and beverage industry, which
he says is like any industry because
there is much diversity in the market and relationships matter. When
Molon provides a customer in that
industry with a motor, pump or other component, they need to be able
to count on it to work.
"Our product is judged by what
happens beyond the manufacturing
process," Kennedy says.
"The customer has an end-user
they have to serve, and that motor
has to work for the customer so they
can sell their products to their customers," he explains. "We have to
make sure we are giving them the
best quality so they can serve their
customer and provide them with
quality. It is like a chain reaction, and
a lot of our success stems from growing business together."

Continuing Quality
Innovation has always driven Molon's development. The company
looks forward to developing custom-engineered designs for customers at its design, engineering, fabrication and final assembly facilities,
located in two facilities in the Chicago area.
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