About Us

A small company with sizable expertise.


photo: about specialty motorsSpecialty Motors, Inc. (SMI) was established in 1971 to provide armature and field sets to leading companies such as KitchenAid and Whirlpool. Motor design and manufacturing followed shortly after, as SMI began producing several product lines for the U.S. military, as well as serving other industrial and commercial markets. In the early 1980's, in order to meet customer demand, larger scale motor manufacturing became the focus of SMI.

Today, Specialty Motors designs and manufactures custom fractional horsepower motors that are used in a wide range of applications including: pitching machines, treadmills, peristaltic medical pumps, buffers, polishers, grinders, and more. The company maintains an experienced and sophisticated engineering design and support team to serve its customers using AutoCAD design with electronic interface and rapid prototyping supported by a complete in house machine shop.

As a US manufacturer with a focus on short lead times and smaller volume runs, Specialty Motors also serves as the ideal inventory solution for its customers enabling them to carry less inventory than typically required with overseas vendors.

SMI has been a MIL I and MIL Q certified supplier for over twenty years.

Our Mission: Providing Solutions in Motion.

We design, build and sell fractional horsepower electric motors for customized applications. We strive to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations for quality, performance, delivery and price. We compete on the basis of speed, responsiveness and always providing the highest value in our products and services.

Our Team

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