RIA currently has 21 Certified Robot Integrators and requires each of them to be recertified every two years.
(Ann Arbor, MI - June 19, 2014) Robotic Industries Association (RIA) today announced that Intelligrated has achieved recertification as part of the RIA Certified Robot Integrator program. Intelligrated achieved their initial certification in June 2012 by completing a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. The certification program was established to provide robot integrators with a way to benchmark against industry best practices and allows robot users to develop a baseline for evaluating robot integrators. RIA currently has 21 Certified Robot Integrators and requires each of them to be recertified every two years.
"We are thrilled that Intelligrated found significant value in the certification program and pursued recertification," said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. "One of our goals with the certification program is to establish performance standards that provide robotic automation integrators a competitive edge and helps ensure their long term success."
"RIA's certification program remains the benchmark for customers to evaluate vendors and minimize risk by identifying integrators with the required robotics and business expertise to ensure successful implementations," said Earl Wohlrab, palletizing and robotics systems product manager, Intelligrated. "In addition to our recertification, we have added three more robotics experts to our staff, reinforcing the Intelligrated commitment to go above and beyond industry requirements."
Detailed information on the certification program and the certified robot integrators can be found on a special section of Robotics Online. Integrators interested in becoming certified can contact Jeff Burnstein at 734/994-6088.
RIA cannot guarantee the work of any integrator or recommend which integrators to choose. Robotics customers should conduct their own due diligence on the suppliers they select. RIA has over 60 system integrator members and looks forward to having more of them go through the certification process in the near future.
About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents 325 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. The association hosts a number of events including the National Robot Safety Conference (October 14-16, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan), the Robotics Industry Forum (January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando, FL) and the biennial Automate Show & Conference (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago). RIA also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich website, Robotics Online. For more details on RIA, visit Robotics Online or call 734/994-6088.
About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent 750 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.
For more information, please visit our websites: A3; RIA; AIA; MCA.