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Memphis-based HVAC/R company makes lucrative acquisition


Memphis-based Kele, Inc. announced its acquisition of AC Controls and AC Technical Services on February 26. AC is a distributor and rep of industrial process and combustion applications. The acquisition "continues to expand Kele’s footprint within the industrial automation market," the company noted in a press release, adding that "ACC will become an integral part of the industrial offerings of The Kele Companies which includes Lesman Instrument Company (Bensenville, IL) and A-tech Inc. (Tulsa, OK)."



Kele President and CEO Danny Lyons said, “ACC adds another leading industrial automation company to the Kele Companies. ACC is an industry leader with a focus on valve automation, field service, systems integration, and technical support. Along with its geographical coverage and strong line card, ACC is a natural fit with our Lesman Instrument and A-tech businesses.”


President of Kele Industrial, Mike DeLacluyse, had this to say, “Jim and his team have done a fantastic job growing ACC into a highly respected organization and we are thrilled to have them as our partner. ACC brings us added capabilities that we look forward to expanding throughout our geographies.”


“AC Controls is proud to join forces with the Kele Companies as it will provide our team with additional resources to serve our customer base. Kele’s culture closely aligns with ours, creating a growth opportunity for our employees, customers, and vendors,” said AC Controls President, Jim Borders.


AC Controls offers systems integration services, field technical services, and distribution of industrial controls, instrumentation, and valves. The company serves customers in the process and power industries in the southeast. This marks Kele’s sixth acquisition in the last six years.



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