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JR Automation Acquires Setpoint Systems and Setpoint, Inc.

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JR Automation Acquires Setpoint Systems and Setpoint, Inc.

• Expands JR Automation’s position as a global automated systems integrator, providing innovative solutions to a growing customer base across a wide range of end-markets and geographies.

• Further advances JR Automation’s strategic global growth initiatives under ownership of Crestview Partners.

HOLLAND, MI – April 11, 2018 – JR Automation, a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions headquartered in Holland, Michigan, announced today that it has acquired Setpoint Systems and Setpoint, Inc. The Setpoint companies are based in Ogden, UT and create automation solutions for the e-commerce, amusement, and other industries.

“We look forward to working closely with the Setpoint businesses, leveraging their tremendous capabilities to further build out our world-class global industrial automation solutions platform,” JR Automation Chairman and CEO Mike DuBose says. “As part of JR Automation, Setpoint Systems and Setpoint Inc. will become even more effective, bringing together their history of excellence and innovation with JR Automation’s global footprint and capabilities. This is an exciting step for JR Automation, the Setpoint businesses, our customers, partners, and teams.”

“With the backing of JR Automation, Setpoint will be able to meet the needs of our customers even more effectively and increase our team’s ability to lead the industry in developing innovative solutions,” said Mark Coy, President & CEO of Setpoint Systems.

In a joint statement, Joe Van Den Berghe and Joe Cornwall, co-Principals of Setpoint Inc., expressed enthusiasm for the acquisition. “Today is an exciting day for our team at Setpoint. Our customers, employees, and vendors will be the long-term beneficiaries of this combination. We have found the JR Automation values, culture, and capabilities to be closely aligned with those of Setpoint and we look forward to being part of the newly broadened JR Automation team.”

About JR Automation

Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges. JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more. JR Automation employs nearly 1,700 people at 16 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

About Setpoint Systems

Based in Ogden, UT, Setpoint Systems is a full service lean automation engineering company that specializes in design, build, and controls programming of turn-key custom automation solutions designed to precisely meet each customer’s specifications and needs. The company specializes in robotics, assembly equipment, material handling, testing & inspection, and induction heating automation solutions. Visit https://www.setpointusa.com/ for more information.

About Setpoint, Inc.

Located in Ogden, UT, Setpoint Inc. has a 25+ year history of successfully designing and implementing motion control systems, including custom rides and attractions for the top amusement and theme parks in the world. Setpoint’s team of experts has a combined 160 years of engineering and manufacturing experience and has created over 80 attractions worldwide, with many of these being world-first and one-of-a-kind. Visit https://setpointinc.com/ for more information. For additional information and inquiries, contact Lizzie Uhl at +1 616.335.7371.


Thriving on innovation, while building on the solid foundations of experience, JR Automation has grown to become a leading capital equipment designer, integrator, and manufacturer throughout the world. We design and build solutions that are a part of your overall strategy – machines that have lean thinking hardwired into them at the point of conception. We’ve built thousands of machines in our 38+ year history and are always looking forward to the next challenging project. With several recent expansions, JR Automation is growing to meet customer demands and is focused on staying at the forefront of automation technologies.

  • In business since 1980
  • 1,700+ employees across the world
  • Facilities in 16 locations
  • Annual sales exceeding $500 million
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified since 2017
  • ITAR Certified facility
  • RIA certified robot integrator
  • Authorized FANUC system integrator
  • Authorized ABB robotics integrator
  • Yaskawa Premier Partner

We know that success only comes from efficient teamwork. Each project team consists of mechanical engineers, electricians, technical writers, controls engineers, managers, and most importantly- the customers themselves. We take the time to make sure we fully understand customer needs in every aspect of the process. Our customers are confident knowing that JR will be there every step of the way.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Automotive industry.

The wheels never stop turning when it comes to ideas for enhancing the consumer driving experience. Our customers are Tier 1 suppliers of automobile seating components, textiles, interior/exterior components, filtration, and safety systems. We partner with leaders in the expansive Automotive Industry, and that is a relationship we are proud to share.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Aerospace/Defense industry.

From the drawing board to flight, our customers are the brains behind aeronautical design, specializing in the careful balance of technology, science, and aerodynamics. Combined with our innovative assembly solutions, we like to think the sky’s the limit. We partner with some of the world’s leading Aerospace engineers, and as a result, we have gained substantial cross industry experience.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Life Sciences industry.

JR Automation provides innovative manufacturing solutions to leading companies within the Life Sciences industry. Whether you’re looking for standalone operator assisted equipment or fully-automated enterprise level systems, our team will partner with you to create a customized solution that fits your needs. From product assembly through final packaging, we ensure that medical/pharmaceutical products manufactured on our equipment perform as needed through a high degree of process control and non-destructive testing. A collaboration with JR Automation means high precision and high repeatability, for both process and product.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Battery/Energy industry.

A customer comes to us with an environmentally innovative idea; together we lay the groundwork. When the product grows to its full potential, we are perfectly poised to design automation that is deeply rooted in the global goals of energy efficiency, smaller carbon footprints, and conservation of materials. Our customers create green products for consumers, and our automation creates profit for our customers.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Electronics/Consumer Goods industry.

Look around your home or office; hundreds of items have been packaged, assembled, painted, manufactured and designed. We help our customers create those everyday items. Our customers approach us with ideas and product designs, and we help them deliver, package, and assemble the goods.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Food and Beverage industry.

Perhaps the most important factor to consider in modern food and beverage production is sanitization within the manufacturing environment. Our customers set the standards high for providing products with the end-user in mind. The research and development, health regulations, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, and marketing of food are more than just processes, they are design guidelines.

JR Automation Technologies serves the Construction industry.

From fire protection system components to windows, laminate/carpet floor coverings to paint can packaging, our customers introduce us to emerging technologies as well as patented products that have been used for over 100 years. Applications for commercial or domestic use are obtainable, right down to your kitchen cabinetry. With our cross industry experience, our doors are always open for the next new project.



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