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ROBOTIC RESOURCES

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. Achieves Robot Integrator Recertification

Robotic Industries Association

Ann Arbor, MI – Robotic Industries Association (RIA) today announced that Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. (MCRI) has achieved recertification as part of the RIA Certified Robot Integrator program. MCRI achieved their initial certification in April 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 19 Certified Robot Integrators and requires each of them to be recertified every two years.

“MCRI was the first integrator to receive RIA certification and we are thrilled they found significant value in the program and pursued recertification,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA.  “We have found that certification provides qualified robotic automation integrators with a means to establish performance standards that help ensure profitability and long term success.”

“As a result of our RIA certification two years ago, we implemented a number of process improvements and performance metrics as we sought to honor our commitment to be the best possible Integration Partner for our customers,” said Scott Lang, President, Motion Controls Robotics, Inc. “We have developed key performance indicators (KPI) for every department in our organization along with corporate KPIs to ensure we are providing our customers with products and service that meets the highest possible standards. We value the RIA standards established for Certified Robot Technologists and we are pleased to announce that we had three employees awarded this designation during our recertification.  We are proud of our successful RIA recertification and the opportunity to be recognized among an elite group of certified robotic integrators.”

Detailed information on the certification program and the certified robot integrators can be found on a special section of Robotics Online (www.robotics.org). Integrators interested in becoming certified can contact Jeff Burnstein at jburnstein@robotics.org or 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 over 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 biennial Automate Show & Conference (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago), the National Robot Safety Conference (October 14-16, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI) and the Robotics Industry Forum (January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando, FL).  RIA also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich website, Robotics Online. For more details on RIA, visit www.robotics.org 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 700 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 - www.A3automate.org. RIA - www.robotics.org. AIA - www.visiononline.org. MCA - www.motioncontrolonline.org.

Editorial Contact:
Bob Doyle
Director of Communications, A3
Tel:  734.994.6088

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