JR Automation Acquires Esys Automation

HOLLAND — JR Automation, the Holland-based industrial technology provider, has announced the acquisition of Auburn Hills-based Esys Automation. a designer and builder of robotics for the vehicle assembly industry.

JR’s products and services include production process planning, material and line flow studies, simulations, prototyping, design and build of industrial production lines, turnkey industrial production modules, and more.

JR officials said the Esys acquisition is the fourth strategic acquisition for JR Automation in six months and further advances the company’s global growth initiatives.

“We look forward to leveraging the Esys teams’ capabilities and expertise to further build out our leading-edge global automation solutions platform, with a growing focus on providing ‘Industry 4.0′ solutions to our customers,” said Mike DuBose, JR Automation chairman and CEO. “Esys’ capabilities, dedication, sense of urgency, and focus on quality for their worldwide customer base is well-aligned with the culture and strategy at JR Automation, so we anticipate a smooth transition forward. Together, our complementary strengths will create more opportunities for exceptional customer solutions and a well-developed team of innovative employees.”

Added Chris Marcus, Esys president: “Esys and JR Automation both have very similar, people-oriented corporate cultures that it feels as though our merger was meant to be. Joining forces with the JR Automation team will provide great opportunities for our people and increase our ability to support our customers both technically and geographically. Similarly, aligning best practices and leveraging each organization’s tremendous engineering and manufacturing talent will improve our ability to deliver highly sophisticated automation systems on a global scale.”

Established in 1980, JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more. With this acquisition, JR Automation employs over 2,000 people at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

More at www.jrauto.com or www.esysautomation.com.

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