The ordering of robots from North American companies has sharply increased, not only in the automotive sector, but also in non-automotive industries such as semiconductors, life sciences, and food & consumer goods. Technology behind robotic and automated systems touches many industries. Robotics Industries Association (RIA) estimates 230,000 robots are now at use in United States factories, placing the U.S. second only to Japan in robot use.
Manufacturing and robotics sectors have also become tightly linked in recent years. On factory floors, electronics play a vital role in manufacturing worldwide. The ever growing drive for efficiency and quality, both at the factory and in the supply chain, will make automation technologies more and more essential for years to come.
St. Clair County companies that develop robotics & automation technologies in St. Clair County, Michigan include:
- Comau, Inc.
- Trillium Automation
- Triton Automation
- Auto Craft Tool & Die
- Preferred Industries
- Mag Global Machine
Resources to support Michigan-based robotics automation firms include: Robotics Industry Association World Headquarters, Michigan Manufacturers Association, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.
St. Clair County Community College offers a Mechatronics Associate Degree and Robotics/Automation Technology Associate Degree.