HS Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, a provider of turnkey automation solutions to the manufacturing industry announced its strategic intent to focus on its automation integration business. HS Inc. expanded its capabilities to include automated assembly solutions in 2000 and will transition resources to expand its automated technology capacity and offerings.
HS Inc. offers comprehensive automation technology solutions including automated and manual assembly, material handling, plastic processing and robot and vision integration. From design through installation and support, it collaborates with customers to create a tailored automation application that delivers results.
As part of this decision, HS Inc. will wind down its tool and die division and move production of its automation technology into the facility. The move allows the company to pursue larger, more complex automation opportunities due to increased floor space, better workflow and enhanced in-house machining capabilities.
“It is an incredibly difficult decision to transition away from the part of the business on which the company was founded. However, we are committed to growing and investing in our automation solutions that help companies improve quality and productivity,” said Dale Hermiller, president, HS Inc.
HS Inc. has implemented a strategy to wind down existing projects to ensure all tool and die customer requirements are met.
“There is never a good time to make this type of drastic change, but the current state of the tooling industry provides us a window where we can complete our remaining jobs in a way that minimizes risk to our customers,” added Hermiller.
This transition is expected to be completed by year-end and HS Inc. will continue to service its automation customers and pursue new business during the implementation.
For more information, visit www.hsinc.us.