Applied and Integrated Manufacturing Relocates HQ to Rochester, Plans Expansion of Moving Robots


Applied and Integrated Manufacturing Inc., a developer and manufacturer of automated systems, has moved its headquarters from Auburn Hills to downtown Rochester.

Jay Yale, owner of Applied and Integrated Manufacturing, says the new office facility, located at 280 Mill St., is home to all of the company’s operations except manufacturing, which is done through alliances with companies in Finland and Austria.

“We do everything here in the United States except for manufacturing, and we ship all over the world,” Yale says. Additionally, the company has an office in southeast Asia, catering to the Pacific Rim region.

Yale says the company has recently secured contracts with Boeing, Austria-based DS Automation, and Tredegar Film Products. With two to three major contracts in the works, he says the company is projected to add more than 10 employees within the next few years.

Applied and Integrated Manufacturing, founded in 1994, offers automated guided vehicles (moving robots designed to transport products), storage and retrieval systems, monorail systems for moving products in warehouses and manufacturing facilities, and parking systems for parking garages and automotive manufacturing facilities, for clients such as General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Walt Disney, and Walgreens.​

Applied and Integrated Manufacturing is also planning pursuing new market segments such as warehouse and distribution centers and automotive logistics.