September 1, 2022

MCE Further Expands with Acquisition of Quest Engineering

Zelienople, PA 

Motion & Control Enterprises (“MCE”) announced today that it has acquired Quest Engineering Inc (“Quest”). 

Quest, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, was founded in 1971 and is a full-service distributor of fluid power products, including hydraulic hose, fittings and instrumentation products, across the upper Midwest. Quest is an authorized Parker Hannifin distributor and offers a variety of value-added services, including VMI, assembly and delivery. The company has 37 associates and operates from three additional locations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mandan, North Dakota, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“We are very excited to add Quest Engineering to our growing family of businesses, all of which are focused on providing full lifecycle, highly engineered fluid power, flow control, automation and compressed air solutions to OEM and end-user customers,” said MCE Chairman and CEO, Charles Hale. “Quest will expand our fluid power offering and provide entry into new and attractive geographies. We are excited to welcome the Quest associates to the growing MCE family.”

About MCE

Founded in 1951, MCE is a supplier of technical fluid power, automation, flow control, compressed air and lubrication products, services and solutions. The company services more than 15,000 MRO and OEM customers from 27 facilities across the Great Lakes, upper Midwest, Southwest and beyond. For more information, please visit

About Frontenac

Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with established operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, which seeks to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. Over the last 50+ years, Frontenac has built a leading franchise working with over 275 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit