The Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - October 3, 2013 - Robotic Industries Association (RIA) today announced that Midwest Engineering Systems has received their prestigious Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, Midwest Engineering Systems completed a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria.
"We are delighted to welcome Midwest Engineering Systems as our sixteenth Certified Robot Integrator," said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. "The Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens the overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Based on industry feedback, we have found that achieving certification has proven to be valuable for integrators looking to showcase their capabilities to both users and suppliers."
"Midwest Engineering Systems is proud to be an RIA Certified Robotic Integrator qualified with the most Certified Expert Robotic Technologists in the country. This certification highlights our continuing commitment to provide best-in-class knowledge and experience to our customers looking to reach their automation goals. It also gives current and future customers a measurable benchmark that supports Midwest Engineering's reliability and adherence to industry standards," said Terry Merrifield, Vice President/General Manager of Midwest Engineering Systems.
RIA requires each certified integrator to be recertified every two years. 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.
"Robotics customers, of course, still need to conduct their own due diligence on the suppliers they select," said Burnstein. "RIA cannot guarantee the work of any integrator or recommend which integrators to choose. We have more than 60 system integrator members and look forward to having more of them go through the certification process in the near future."
About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA now represents some 315 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end user, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. RIA is best known for its biennial Automate Show & Conference (next event slated for March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago); the ANSI/RIA National Robot Safety Standard and annual National Robot Safety Conference (October 14-16, 2013, Indianapolis, IN), and the annual Robotics Industry Forum (January 22-24, 2014, Orlando). The association also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich Robotics Online website attracting hundreds of thousands of visits a year from throughout the world. For more details on RIA, visit Robotics Online or call 734/994-6088.
About Midwest Engineering Systems Inc.
Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., an innovator and leader in complex systems integration, has been providing custom machine design, automation, robotics and integrated solutions for over 20 years.