Founded by Earle F. Moloney almost 60 years ago, Molon has been providing engineered solutions for power transmission applications in a wide variety of industries. Molon remains the nation's leading privately held manufacturer of custom designed, fractional horsepower motors and gearmotors.
Molon specializes in custom engineered AC and DC gearmotors for medium to high volume applications, but is also uniquely qualified to service customers with low quantity or short lead time requirements with our line of standard "off-the-shelf" products. Our technical innovation and responsiveness to customers is unrivaled, as evidenced by our numerous patents and customer service awards.
Molon's custom products are sold to OEMs throughout the world through a network of sales representatives. Our standard products are available throughout North America through our network of stocking distributors.
Typical applications for our products include vending machines, commercial restaurant equipment, medical, appliances, valves, pumps, fitness equipment and office products. All of our motors are designed to be used on a wide variety of gearboxes in order to meet the broadest range of customer requirements.
In those rare instances where the products outlined on this website do not meet a customer’s requirements, Molon welcomes the opportunity to develop a custom engineered design with our major design, engineering, fabrication and final assembly facilities located in two facilities in the Chicago area. Molon is recognized internationally for their innovative approach to motor design, on-time performance and adherence to the highest quality standards.
Molon’s continuing program of plant and production investments has resulted in an unequaled vertically integrated manufacturing capability that provides customers with both reduced product cost and significant reduction in lead times.
Molon a privately held corporation is dedicated to providing products and services to enhance the success of its worldwide customers. The company’s manufacturing slogan has always been “Quality Is Our Future”.
Since 1931, the name Moloney has been synonymous with manufacturing leadership. In October 1931, Raymond T. Moloney founded Bally Manufacturing Corporation which became the world’s largest manufacturer of coin operated amusement equipment, including pinball games and slot machines.
The game “Bally Hoo” was the pioneer pinball game and during the depression days gave Americans a pennies worth of escape from worry and a nickels worth of cheer.
Under the Moloney leadership the birth of the electronic slot machine was born. The importance of this new development to the gaming industry gives additional proof to the fact that electronic technology expanded the slot machine business into worldwide markets under the Moloney leadership.
Other technological innovations and industry advancements under the Bally/Moloney nameplate were Bally Vending, which developed the first freshly brewed coffee from a vending machine. Additionally, Lion Manufacturing, another Moloney company, produced the first remote controlled television.
The above mentioned chronicles factual events giving proof not only to the true founding of Bally Manufacturing Corporation, but the development of the coin operated amusement industry by Raymond T. Moloney. The coin operated amusement industry became a rapidly increasing market as is apparent today. The outstanding results achieved over the past 8 decades reflect the Moloney leadership and strengths in manufacturing. Product development of components in 1953 such as relays, solenoids, switches, transformers were all founded by E. F. Moloney, Sr. and R. T. Moloney, Sr.
Comar Electric Company was one of the first relay manufacturers in the Midwest area selected by the U.S. Signal Corps. to qualify for the Honor Inspection Program. Comar was a big contributor in making the Apollo space mission a success due to their electrical components.
Earle F. Moloney founded Moloney Coachbuilders in 1968. Moloney’s name is synonymous with the creation of today’s long wheel-based limousine industry. His design and manufacturing innovations have become standard in the industry. His concern about limousine safety and quality long preceded the current federal standards. In fact, he was the first to “crash test” a Cadillac Limousine against a barrier wall at 31 mph in order to prove the safety of his manufacturing methods. Under the direction of Earle F. Moloney, there were more than 12,000 extended limousines that were manufactured to uncompromising standards. Moloney Armor Corporation was an adjunct to Moloney Coachbuilders, developing the highest ballistic standards of armored security vehicles. Moloney built armored limousines for heads of state, diplomats worldwide and served 7 United States Presidents.
Today, a totally new economic climate in the automotive sector exists. The result is a new concept in both design and manufacturing that is being produced on a line of custom bodied Cadillac vehicles under the historical name of Lehmann-Peterson, owned and operated under the direction of Earle F. Moloney. The Moloney manufacturing legacy continues…..