Tecumseh Products Company Announces Acquisition of MDSI


TECUMSEH, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tecumseh Products Company (Nasdaq: TECUA, TECUB) today announced the acquisition of the assets of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. (MDSI), including the MDSI name. MDSI will operate as a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products.

Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. supplies Internet-enabled, open-

architecture software motion control applications that increase manufacturing

flexibility and enable agile manufacturing for the Computer Numerical Control

(CNC) and General Motion Control (GMC) markets. Unlike traditional hardware

or proprietary-based motion controls, MDSI's OpenCNC(R) software CNC uses no

proprietary hardware or motion control cards. For more information, visit

MDSI's web site at http://www.mdsi2.com .

According to Todd W. Herrick, President and CEO of Tecumseh Products

Company, "Tecumseh Products was one of the early pioneers to work with MDSI's

software and we identified a strategic advantage to having MDSI's OpenCNC(R)

open-architecture software CNC. OpenCNC enables machine tools and factories

to communicate globally through web-based software and allows Tecumseh

Products and the MDSI customer-base to have real-time control of the factory

floor. We look forward to the business opportunities made possible by MDSI's

unique technology, both in our own plants and to existing and future MDSI


Tecumseh Products Company is a full-line independent global manufacturer

of hermetic compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration products,

gasoline engines and power train products for lawn and garden applications,

and a diversified line of pumps. For more information, visit Tecumseh

Products Company's web site at

More articles on this topic

Directly to the product selection in



  • Advertisement