Holland, Mich.’s JR Automation Acquires Auburn Hills’ Esys Automation


JR Automation, a Holland, Mich.-based provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology systems, Friday announced it has acquired Auburn Hills’ Esys Automation, a full-service automation solutions provider with significant systems, controls, and software engineering expertise. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We look forward to leveraging the Esys team’s 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,” says Mike DuBose, chairman and CEO of JR Automation.

“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.”

The transaction marks the fourth strategic acquisition for JR Automation over the last six months.

“I’m extremely excited and proud these two great companies are teaming up,” says Chris Marcus, president of Esys Automation. “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.”

JR Automation was established in 1980 and works in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more. With this acquisition, the company employs more than 2,000 people at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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