WorldWide Electric Acquires Georator and Athlon Generator

WorldWide Electric LLC has acquired Georator Corp. and its subsidiary, Athlon. With this acquisition, WorldWide Electric adds frequency converters and generators to its extensive offering of motors, motor controls, and gear reducers.

Established in 1950, Georator designs and manufactures a complete line of rotary and solid- state power frequency converters for 50Hz, 60Hz, and 400Hz applications in the industrial, aerospace, and government sectors. Georator products are recognized for reliability and longevity, many remaining in continuous service for decades. WorldWide Electric will continue to manufacture Georator frequency converters in the United States, at WorldWide Electric’s ISO-certified Louis Allis facility in Warrior, Ala.

In 2009, the Georator Corp. founded Athlon to offer a reliable line of generators for industrial applications. Over the past decade, Athlon AC synchronous generators have become a trusted staple in industrial, marine, and light tower applications. WorldWide Electric will build on the success of the Athlon product line through an expanded product offering and improved delivery times while incorporating the world-class customer experience that WorldWide Electric customers have grown to appreciate and rely on.

Through this expanded product offering, WorldWide Electric will become a more effective partner for its existing customer base while also having the opportunity to meet and serve new customers. “Over the last 20 years, we’ve worked hard to attract and maintain a loyal customer base by providing exceptional customer service. We’re excited to have the opportunity to serve our existing customers with new products while also introducing a new set of customers to the convenience of our customer- centric business model. I’m truly excited to add these quality products to the WorldWide Electric portfolio,” said Jim Taylor, president and CEO at WorldWide Electric.

“We are pleased that a company with the outstanding track record of WorldWide Electric will be carrying on our 70-year history,” said George Ripol, retiring CEO of Georator. “We have great confidence that WorldWide Electric will be able to take Georator and Athlon to the next level.”

The acquisition of Georator and Athlon follows WorldWide Electric’s acquisition of Louis Allis in spring 2020, making WorldWide Electric a single source for off-the-shelf motors, controls, and gear reducers, custom specialty and large horsepower motors, and now frequency converters and generators.

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