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Applied Manufacturing Technologies Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

POSTED 11/12/2013

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Robotic Industries Association (RIA) today announced that Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has received the prestigious RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, AMT completed a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria.

“We are delighted to welcome AMT as our eighteenth Certified Robot Integrator,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. “The Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Based on industry feedback, we have found that achieving certification has proven to be valuable for integrators looking to showcase their capabilities to both users and suppliers.”

"AMT is proud to have earned the status of RIA Certified Integrator,” said Michael Jacobs, Founder and CEO of AMT. “Since 1989, our engineers have helped design and deploy over 25,000 robot systems worldwide.  We bring all of this experience to bear on our automation projects. Specializing in applying advanced technologies, our unique business model makes us the perfect automation partner whether the need is a full turnkey, highly engineered solution or a single engineer to troubleshoot and fix a specific problem. AMT is committed to maintaining the high standards required in attaining this certification."

RIA requires each certified integrator to be recertified every two years. Detailed information on the certification program and the certified robot integrators can be found on a special section of Robotics Online. Integrators interested in becoming certified can contact Jeff Burnstein at 734/994-6088.
“Robotics customers, of course, still need to conduct their own due diligence on the suppliers they select,” said Burnstein. “RIA cannot guarantee the work of any integrator or recommend which integrators to choose. We have more than 60 system integrator members and look forward to having more of them go through the certification process in the near future.”
About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
 Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents 325 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. The association hosts a number of events including the biennial Automate Show & Conference (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago), the National Robot Safety Conference (October 2014) and the Robotics Industry Forum (January 22-24, 2014 in Orlando, FL).  RIA also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich website, Robotics Online.For more details on RIA, visit Robotics Online or call 734/994-6088.
About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

The Association for Advancing Automation is THE global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent 700 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

For more information, please visit our websites: A3, Robotics Online, Vision Online, Motion Control Online.