iAutomation Acquires Action Automation & Controls, Inc.

Action Automation joins Action Automation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beverly, MA - July 31st, 2011

iAutomation is pleased to announce the addition of Action Automation & Controls, Inc, the region’s premier pneumatic technology distributor based in North Attleboro, MA.

Action Automation & Controls, Inc. and AIS Integrated Services will operate as divisions iAutomation. iAutomation is headquartered in Beverly, MA and Action Automation’s main office is located in North Attleboro, MA. This is iAutomation's second major acquisition in three years, with Integrated Motion of Greensboro, NC coming aboard in 2007.

The foundation of iAutomation has resulted in significant value to customers through a complete machine control solution. The addition of Action Automation’s strengths in pneumatics and other related components and integrated services will only serve to enhance this overall value.

Charles Williams and Rich Manders, Presidents of iAutomation, will continue to drive new business development at iAutomation, now alongside Action’s Scott Lund & Joe Cantara, who will run Action and the AIS integrated services division. Randy Goneau will continue to run Operations. Founder and CEO of Action Automation, Bob Pompei will serve as a consultant and will hold a seat on iAutomation's Board of Directors.

"It is certain that the unification of iAutomation and Action will create significant value for our customers, suppliers and employees alike," said Wayne Ferrari, CEO of iAutomation. "We are thrilled to join forces with Action Automation. Our customers consistently ask us for more complete and better integrated automation solutions at lower cost. Action helps us do that, with complementary pneumatic technologies, and cost effective integration services. Adding these capabilities to iAutomation’s machine control and mechatronics expertise is a perfect fit that can deliver compelling value."

"In iAutomation we have found an ideal partner," said Scott Lund, President of Action Automation, "with complementary products, services, skills, and the resources to help us grow, and help our customers remain competitive."

Contact
Josh Walters
Manager of Marketing & New Business Development
jwalters@i-automation.com 
www.i-automation.com
(336) 698-3407


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