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Epson Robots has signed Industrial Control as an official distributor in Michigan. Industrial Control is a minority-owned provider of factory automation solutions, products, and training.
The partnership with Industrial Control involves the full lineup of Epson Robots’ automation products, including the extensive portfolio of SCARA and 6-Axis robots, as well as the integrated options such as the IntelliFlex Feeding System, Vision Guide, Force Guide, and more.
“Customers are asking for smarter, pre-engineered, and turn-key solutions to help reduce risks and save time,” said Mark Ermatinger, CEO of Industrial Control. “Epson and Industrial Control have great synergy in offering integrated ready-to-implement solutions that make automation as easy as possible for our joint customers. Epson’s turn-key solutions such as the IntelliFlex Feeding System and All-in-One robots with built-in controllers and integrated machine vision and logic control, bring the ease of use and cost savings needed for the best return on investment.”
Industrial Control was started by John and Doris Ermatinger in the 1970s out of their basement. Now some 40+ years and two new buildings later, it sells more than $5.5 million of automation components and solutions annually in the state of Michigan.
Sons Karl and Mark Ermatinger took ownership of the business in 2006 and have been running operations ever since. The family is a registered member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, making it a minority-owned business.
“Partners are critical to our success and we are very pleased to add Industrial Control as a trusted, value-added distribution partner,” said Tom Versfelt, VP Commercial Sales Epson. “Industrial Control has been supporting Michigan manufacturing companies over 45 years and its customers rely on their pre-engineered, ready-to-implement solutions for their factory automation jobs. Together we can provide first-class robot-based automation solutions to our customers in the state of Michigan allowing them to compete globally.”