Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders, and users of robotic automation worldwide, marks the company’s 30-year anniversary.
Founded in 1989 by Michael Jacobs, the company has grown to 130 employees serving U.S. manufacturers from the Orion, Michigan headquarters. AMT has built a tradition of excellence in providing customers with engineering and design services, and turnkey automation systems.
Over the past three decades, AMT has built a strong partner and vendor network, and developed a loyal and diverse customer base throughout the U.S. “The past four years working with AMT, more specifically with their Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME), have been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had partnering with a third-party engineering firm,” said Mehrdad Mahmoudi, Manager of Process/Product Development at Corning Incorporated. “The AME team’s expertise in new process development and existing process understanding, combined with their ability to design, build, and prototype equipment, allows them to evaluate customer needs and requirements to propose the most appropriate solution, ranging from incremental process improvements and LEAN, up to full automation.”
Early in the company’s history, FANUC became both an important customer as well as a key partner, and recently recognized AMT with an award for outstanding growth in robot sales. “We sincerely value our decades-long relationship with AMT. They are widely recognized in industry for excellence in concepting, simulation, engineering, and execution of advanced robotic automation systems,” said Dick Motley, director of FANUC’s Authorized System Integrator group. “Their contributions have improved manufacturing processes and helped maximize productivity for a wide range of customers. We look forward to supporting AMT’s continued growth and success in delivering high-value automation solutions.”
AMT President and CEO Michael Jacobs remarked, “I am grateful to our loyal customers, dedicated partners, and talented employees for helping AMT reach the 30-year milestone. Much has changed in automation technology since we were founded in 1989, but AMT has stayed at the forefront of the industry, and we are committed to maintaining our status as a leading provider of automation and control system solutions.”
To mark the anniversary, the company will host a private event for employees and their families at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica, MI. The group will enjoy a barbecue dinner, games, a player autograph session, and watch a United Shore Professional Baseball League game.