Franklin Electric Acquires Cerus Industrial


Franklin Electric, is pleased to announce our acquisition of Cerus Industrial Inc., based in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Founded in 2003, Cerus Industrial serves three primary markets: HVAC, industrial motor sales and service, as well as pumping systems. They design, manufacture, and distribute motor controls, motor starters, contactors, protection devices, and variable frequency drives to a wide range of distributor and original equipment manufacturers in North America.

Cerus provides intelligent motor controls, focusing on seamless integration, ease of installation, and long performance life. These qualities are in sync with Franklin’s core values of quality, availability, service, innovation, and value.

The acquisition will allow Franklin to expand product offering to include high horsepower variable frequency drives and pump starters in a NEMA rated enclosure.

Cerus’ previous projects have included Zion National Park, which utilizes the P-Series Variable Frequency Drive with Bypass, and Memorial Hospital of Gulfport, which takes advantage of the Standard Pump Starter (SPS), both of which will soon be available in Franklin’s standard product line.

The following Cerus products will be made available directly to Franklin customers beginning January 2013:

-P-Series VFD
-Standard Pump Starter (SPS)
-Multi-Contractor Starter (MCS)
-Intelligent Pump Starter (IPS)
-Advanced Duplex Pump Controller (APX)
-Economy Soft Starter (RVS)
-Economy Pump Starter (EPS)
-Duplex Alternation Pump Controller (DPX)
-Digital Soft Starter (MS6)

To learn more about Franklin Electric’s acquisition of Cerus Industrial Inc., please contact your Franklin Electric Territory Manager, Field Service Engineer, Technical Service Hotline, or Franklin Electric’s website at