Robotics Industry News
Genesis Systems Group Expands, Adds Jobs
Genesis Systems, IPG Photonics Company Posted 12/20/2013Genesis Systems Group, one of North America’s largest robotic integrators, has announced a $4.6 million capital investment that will add jobs and allow Genesis to manufacture more of their products here in the Quad Cities. The company, currently located at 8900 N. Harrison St. in Davenport, is renovating an additional 61,000-square foot building at 7310 Vine St. Ct. in Davenport. With the expansion, Genesis Systems Group will add nine jobs immediately with the capacity for future growth. Genesis currently employs approximately 163 people.
Genesis Systems Group specializes in factory automation with robots for welding, cutting, adhesive application, assembly, machine tending, non-destructive inspection, and waterjet cutting. As a result of this expansion, the company will be able to implement lean manufacturing processes to decrease lead time and manufacturing costs by producing many of their sub-assemblies internally.
The company began working with the Quad Cities Chamber in 2012 through the Chamber’s Business Connection program, an interview process conducted with leading area businesses. As a result, staff connected Genesis Systems Group with highly specialized experts from the Chamber’s Critical Talent Network to assist them with reviewing and developing plans for improving their engineering and procurement processes, improving their material flow processes, and adding production capability and new manufacturing processes. The Chamber went on to assist Genesis Systems Group with applying for incentives from the City of Davenport and State of Iowa.
Genesis Systems Group was started in 1983 in the Quad Cities, and is now a recognized leader in robotic systems integration. Their robotic systems can be found in 15 countries and 42 states. Genesis’ solutions focus is backed by expertise in part processing, process development, system and tooling design, motion controls, manufacture, and implementation of industrial automation. The company holds over 30 patents on items including devices, system configurations, and motion mechanisms.