Merkle-Korff Industries

Merkle-Korff Industries

A pioneer in the development of small motors and gear motors known as “sub-fractionals,” our MERKLE-KORFF® brand has contributed to the success of countless commercial, industrial and consumer products since its founding in 1911. The MERKLE-KORFF brand showed its innovative side early – developing the original small gearmotor in the 1920s, followed by the simple cup-drop motor in soft drink machines in the 1950s, and then through-the-door ice dispensing systems. Throughout its history, the MERKLE-KORFF® brand has consistently developed innovative products that drive successful product introductions.

Today, after over a century in business, the MERKLE-KORFF® brand remains at the technology forefront by providing industry leading Brushless, PMDC and AC gearmotor and motor and control solutions for applications in the commercial food equipment, consumer appliance, vending, pellet stove, pump, medical and other various markets. The MERKLE-KORFF® brand’s precision performing product line includes Brushless DC gearmotors and motors, PMDC brushed motors and gearmotors, PMDC planetary and right angle gearmotors, BLDC, PMDC and AC parallel shaft gearmotors, and custom solutions.

In late 2012, the MERKLE-KORFF brand became part of Nidec Group, a $12 billion revenue (USD) manufacturer of electric motors and related electronics components. The Nidec Group includes more than 300 subsidiaries and employs more than 140,000. In the U.S., the MERKLE-KORFF brand is affiliated with Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC), a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high-efficiency motors for industrial, residential and commercial markets.

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 To contact a Merkle-Korff sales office, please use the addresses below:

Merkle-Korff Industries
25 NorthWest Point Blvd
Suite 900
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tel: 847.439.3760  
Fax: 847.439.3963
General Email:
Customer Service Email:

Market-Segment Leaders
Pellet Stove, Food Service Equipment, Door Automation
Bernie Santerre – (847) 758-7229 –

Pumping, Actuation, Valves, Lawn & Garden
Joe Long – (847) 758-7219 -

Vending, Medical, Rotisserie, Ventilation
Freddie Escamilla – (847) 758-7209 -

Regional Sales Contacts
Smith-Bollinger – IL, MO, IA, TN, AL, MS, KS, NE
(636) 343-2221 -

Electronic Salesmasters – OH, IN, PA, KY, VA, MI
(216) 831-9555 -

Bontrol – CA, NV
(925) 256-1414 -

LJM Marketing – OR, WA
(425) 401-5249 -

Cannon Associates – ME, VT, NH, MA, DE, CT, NY, NJ
(401) 245-0850 -