Applied Industrial Technologies, a distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies and related maintenance supplies, has acquired Automation, Inc.
Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Automation Inc. provides automation products, services and engineered solutions focused on machine vision, collaborative and mobile robotics, motion control, intelligent sensors, pneumatics and other related products and solutions. The company serves customers across pharmaceutical, manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and other industrial industries.
“Today’s announcement represents another key step in the continued expansion of our next-generation automation offering. Automation Inc. is a leading provider of emerging automation technologies across the U.S. Upper Midwest with advanced capabilities in machine vision, pneumatic automation and value-added assembly services and engineered solutions. They bring established customer and supplier relationships, along with an experienced team highly regarded for their technical and application expertise that aligns with our growth strategy, market focus and value proposition,” Applied President and CEO Neil A. Schrimsher said.