Eckhart changes name of recent acquisition

WARREN–Eckhart Inc., the advanced manufacturing automation products and services provider, announced that its recent acquisition, PRI Robotics, will adopt the Eckhart name effective immediately.

PRI Robotics, founded in 1995, designs, builds, and integrates automated robotic systems that include machine tending, assembly, dispensing, material removal, arc welding, and quality inspection. Located in Plymouth, Minn., with direct access to 19 Fortune 500 headquarters, PRI Robotics serves a diverse base of customers spanning all industries. Eckhart announced its acquisition of PRI in January 2019.

“Adopting the Eckhart name simplifies how we present Eckhart’s full suite of solutions to customers in the Twin Cities region,” said Eckhart CEO Andy Storm. “As PRI Robotics’ traditional customers accelerate the adoption of Eckhart’s Industry 4.0 based technologies that include AGVs, collaborative robotics, and 3D printing, our goal is to provide a seamless one-stop-shop experience for customers. This rebranding effort will simplify how our sales and business development teams present Eckhart’s full suite of solutions to customers and help us bring more value to the manufacturing ecosystems we serve.”

Eckhart’s portfolio of Industry 4.0 technology includes Autocraft autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), collaborative robotic systems, traditional robotics, assembly line design and simulation, 3D printing tool development and production, automated assembly systems, ergonomic life-assist and secure tooling, and controls and mechanical design services for the world’s largest manufacturers. Eckhart serves manufacturers including General Mills, Cargill, Stryker, Boeing, Honeywell, Medtronic, and Schneider Electric. For additional information, visit

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