Baldor Electric Company is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, and mechanical power transmission products. The company was founded on the premise that a better motor is one that uses less electricity, a belief that stands true today. Industrial motor products range from sub-fractional to 100,000 horsepower and include AC, DC, gear and servo motors from Baldor-Reliance and ABB, and mechanical power transmission products include mounted bearings, enclosed gearing, couplings, bushings, sheaves, and pulleys from Baldor-Dodge. Baldor serves over 10,000 industrial customers globally, with half of sales to original equipment manufacturers and half to distributors for replacement purposes. These customers operate in a variety of process industries including chemical, oil and gas, food and beverage, pulp and paper, aggregate and cement, mining, paper and packaging, agriculture and water/wastewater.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
The company was founded in 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, and has been based in Fort Smith, Arkansas since 1967. On January 27, 2011, the company was acquired by ABB Ltd of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Our mission is to be the best (as determined by our customers)
- marketers, designers, manufacturers and service providers of industrial electric motors,
- generators, and mechanical power transmission products
Baldor's Value Formula was created more than 25 years ago to simply illustrate the equal importance of four factors that shape our customers' perception of value. Quality and Service are factors we strive to increase in order to improve perceived Value. Cost and Time are factors we strive to reduce, also improving perceived value.
From our home office in Fort Smith, Arkansas, we support the sales offices/warehouses that stock Baldor products worldwide, selling to distributors and original equipment manufacturers in more than 70 countries. Baldor products are available from 50 sales offices/warehouses in North America and 26 offices serving international markets. These products are produced at 26 plants in the US, Canada, England, Mexico and China.
Quality begins and ends with each person at Baldor. We will continually improve quality to provide our customers better value (as determined by our customers) than any of our competitors.
Customer satisfaction demands us to assure that overall quality, and reliability continually improves. Each employee is personally responsible and is required to take ownership of his or her work, job, or service provided.
Our quality objective is to support our goals and our quality system in meeting the requirements of customers by delivering defect-free products and services to them on-time. To do this we must accept ownership of our work and participate in activities to continuously improve value.