Meredith Dropkin

Simplimatic Automation Partners with Leading Robotics Distributer
to Expand Robot Program
Joins FANUC Robotics America Corporation’s North American Distribution Network

LYNCHBURG, Va., September 9, 2014 – Simplimatic Automation, LLC, a leading material handling and automation integrator, has announced it is now a member of FANUC Robotics America Corporations’ distribution network. This new relationship allows Simplimatic to expand its current offerings to include the latest, most advanced robots from FANUC, the leading robotics company in the Americas. “We are excited to be working with Simplimatic Automation to maximize their productivity and ultimately increase their competitive positions in the global market,” said Chip Wells, Southeast Regional Sales Manager of FANUC Robotics.

The combination of Simplimatic Automation’s electronics and semiconductor integration experience with the knowledge and expertise from FANUC provides customers with cost-effective, state-of-the-art robotic solutions for a multitude of material handling and back-end assembly applications. “As our customers look to reshore their products, there is a growing demand for cost-effective modular robotic designs that can handle a wide range of functions while reducing labor costs and improving quality and throughput,” said Tom DiNardo, President & CEO of Simplimatic Automation, LLC. “With this integration, our customers will have another reason to choose Simplimatic Automation for their specialty material handling systems.”

To learn more about FANUC Robots, visit Simplimatic’s booth 1081 at the IPC Apex show in Las Vegas, NV March 25th - March 27th, 2014, visit or call 434-385-9181.

About Simplimatic Automation
Owned by Simplimatic Engineering Holdings, LLC, a business development and private equity firm, Simplimatic Automation has been a leader in material handling systems since 1965. The company designs and manufactures conveyor and specialty material handling systems and automation for the semiconductor, electronics, packaging, assembly, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. For more information, visit or call 434-385-9181.

About FANUC America
FANUC Robotics America designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services. After 28 years of success, FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the Americas. A subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, the company is headquartered in Detroit, and has facilities in Chicago; Los Angeles; Charlotte; Cincinnati; Toronto; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over 220,000 FANUC robots are installed worldwide. Contact FANUC Robotics at or by calling 1-800-iQ-ROBOT, option 5.

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