RōBEX/+Vantage Enhance Local Fabrication & Manufacturing in Mexico
After their recent merger, the RōBEX/+Vantage Corporation partnership plans to increase the number of employees and facility floor space to aid manufacturing in Mexico.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2023 — RōBEX LLC (“RōBEX”), an innovative provider of robotics and industrial automation solutions, recently acquired +Vantage Corporation (“+Vantage”), a Michigan-based industrial robotics manufacturer and integrator. Through this strategic acquisition, RōBEX is strengthening its position as the market leader in diverse automation, inspection, assembly, and systems integration within the automotive, aerospace, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries.
“+Vantage began its journey primarily serving the automotive industry in 2003. Today, our robotic automation solutions can be found in facilities across many industries, including aerospace, medical, and plastics manufacturing. We hope this expansion effort in Saltillo will broaden our capabilities and reach in inspection, assembly, and test systems for Mexican manufacturers. We’re looking to be a one-stop shop for implementing fully automatic systems as companies everywhere progress towards lights-out manufacturing,” said Sales & Business Director, Brandon White.
Currently, the +Vantage Saltillo Branch in Mexico has 13 employees and a facility encompassing 22,000 sq. ft. (2000 sq. m.). The team now offers on-site service, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and controls programming. Since the expansion, the company is actively working to:
- Increase the number of employees to 40-45
- Focus on dynamic profiles that can perform both service and engineering in all positions
- Introduce a local program manager to MX
- Introduce a purchasing department for MX distributors
- Add 4x the number of Mechanical Engineers
- Increase Electrical Engineering capabilities
- Increase Controls Programming capabilities
- Offer local process development support in electrification
- Build projects locally in Saltillo, MX
- Reduce lead time for spare parts and local spare part inventory
These efforts are part of the opportunity to meet the growing demand for industrial automation solutions worldwide. RōBEX/+Vantage is at the forefront of this issue. As we see it, robotic manufacturing is the new best practice, and we want to assist companies with making the right choices in picking appropriate robotic systems. Our goal is to help companies around the world transition into smart manufacturing.
This will require us to build up our on-site presence wherever we can to ensure our custom-designed and installed systems are strong, stable, and safe. The expansion of the Saltillo branch will enable RōBEX/+Vantage to deliver complete turnkey systems to assist manufacturing in Mexico, improve our engineering capabilities as an international manufacturing company, and provide a powerful service as local fabricators in that area.
In addition to enhancing our existing international capabilities, we are offering Mexican manufacturing companies more:
- Automated Welding Equipment Capabilities
- AGV & AMR Capabilities
- Pack-out, Packaging, and Boxing Capabilities
- Gluing & Joining Capabilities
- In-house Manufacturing & Fabrication
According to Macrotrends, Mexico’s manufacturing output for 2021 was $230.07B, a 21.44% increase from 2020. We are confident that manufacturing in Mexico is ready to integrate automation into many places in their assembly lines, particularly with welding, material handling, and vision system inspection processes.
We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to actively address the manufacturing challenges Mexican manufacturers are facing.
Similar to how we interact with all our customers, we will seek to help implement turnkey automation systems and other improvements to their assembly (line) automation to help with overall operational efficiency.
If you are a company ready to introduce more robust automation technologies into your manufacturing assembly line, we are an automation company you can trust. From battery assembly to aerospace/automotive assembly automation, we tailor our approach to meet your needs. No matter the size of your business, our experts will work with you to find the most effective system to streamline your process and increase your productivity.
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