Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AMOT), a designer and manufacturer of precision and specialty controlled motion products and services, has acquired ALIO Industries, a manufacturer of advanced linear and rotary motion systems for nano-precision applications.

ALIO designs, engineers and manufactures nano technology motion systems for applications in silicon photonics, micro assembly, digital pathology, genome sequencing, laser processing and microelectronics. The firm has an expansive product line lead by its patented Hybrid Hexapod technology.

“Joining with the Allied team creates a solid foundation and a great complementary combination to generate accelerated growth in the future,” said Bill Hennessey, president of ALIO.

“ALIO is well recognized for their technology/know-how and expertise in nanometer level positioning, and we are very excited to add such high precision positioning and robotic technology solutions to our already powerful portfolio of motion solution offerings,” added Dick Warzala, chairman and CEO at Allied Motion.