January 30, 2018
Manufacturers across North America continue to adopt robotics and automation at a record pace across multiple industries and applications. “Our customers in the prepared foods, consumer products, oil and gas, and machining market segments are looking to apply robotics, but are often new to robotic applications,” said Nelson Leite, Director of Sales and Marketing for JMP’s Automation Division. “That’s where we come in. We guide them through the process of automating never-before-automated processes. Our award-winning robotic solutions enable them to increase their capacity, increase adaptability, improve their product quality, improve food safety, and reduce their costs over traditional mechanical automation strategies.”
“The response from the marketplace and our customer base have been tremendous,” said Ken McLaughlin, General Manager of JMP’s Automation Division. “Our sales have grown 380% in the last five years. We’re forecasting another 25% in 2018, and for the next three years after that.” JMP and its divisions have reported combined sales of more than $61 million, or 72% year over year growth, for fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016.
To serve their customers better, JMP purchased a new build facility and relocated all of their operations for their Automation Division. “We were bursting at the seams at our old facility. We now have 50,000 square feet of floor space allowing us to configure, test and commission projects as well as entire lines. Also, this space will provide us with future expansion as our growth continues” said McLaughlin. Renovations to JMP’s facility are in the final stages of completion, with a grand opening for students, the community, and customers planned for the spring of 2018.
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