[May 15, 2013: New Bedford, MA] EC Fans & Drives and Motors and Armatures Inc. ("MARS") today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for the Aftermarket and Retrofit markets. Under the terms of the Agreement, MARS will be the exclusive distributor for EC Fans & Drives' new energy efficient commercial refrigeration motor, the ECplus, together with new electronically commutated motors that EC Fans & Drives have in development.
EC Fans & Drives is at the forefront of electronically commutated (EC) technology and has developed a comprehensive range of energy efficient electric motors, fans and backward curved impellers that serve a wide range of applications across a broad section of industries.
Simon Gidney, President of EC Fans & Drives, commented, "We are excited to announce the launch of this new partnership with MARS. The ECplus motor is a class leading electronically commutated refrigeration motor, with an energy efficiency that is better than anything else available in the market today. MARS will give us a world class distribution channel into the Aftermarket, and Retrofit space. We love their energy, their enthusiasm, their professionalism and we are looking forward to working with MARS to build a powerful product offering and support system into the Aftermarket for the ECplus and the new motors that we have in development that will follow the ECplus."
In addition to marketing, stocking and shipping the EC Plus motor, MARS supplies more than 10,000 additional items specifically tailored to the HVAC/R wholesale market. MARS is centrally located in St. Louis, MO and offers a variety of products from ECM technology products to complementary installation products to tools.
The partnership comes at a time when many refrigeration companies are making efforts to meet new Energy Star approval ratings mandating a 25% reduction in energy consumption from current regulations that will go into effect in 2014. EC Fans & Drives is proud to note that the ECplus motor already operates at this energy efficiency level.