Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, Massachusetts. The transaction is expected to close on March 1.

Axis New England serves the northeast U.S. from its locations in Danvers and Rochester, New York. With expertise in advanced machine automation, the company will continue to focus on motion control, robotics, and machine vision, including precision components, electromechanical assemblies and fully engineered automation systems.

“Motion Industries is a great cultural fit for us,” Todd Clark, Axis president, said. “We are pleased to join the Motion team and excited about the growth opportunities this will afford the company and our employees.

President of Motion Industries said Axis will operate under Motion’s Automation Solutions Group.