Robotics Industry News
L2F Inc. Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator
Robotic Industries Association Posted 06/09/2015
(Ann Arbor, MI ) L2F Inc. has received the RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, L2F Inc. completed a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria.
“We are pleased to welcome L2F Inc. as our 25th 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.”
“It is an honor and a privilege for L2F to be the first and only RIA Certified Robot Integrator in the State of California. We are seeing a rapid growth of robotics across many different industries here on the West Coast and this certification solidifies our position as an organization on the forefront of manufacturing innovation,” said Shawn Lange, CEO and Co-Founder of L2F.
Derek Pietz, CTO and fellow Co-Founder of L2F added, “The certification process helped validate our business systems and continuous improvement processes. We always strive to disrupt the market with our emphasis on agile development and it’s refreshing to be recognized for our capabilities and design philosophy. We’ll keep looking to build on our strong track record of delivering flexible robotic solutions to an extremely diverse customer base moving forward.”
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 over 70 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 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 340 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. The association hosts a number of events including the International Collaborative Robots Workshop (October 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA), the National Robot Safety Conference (October 12-14, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA), the A3 Business Forum (February 3-5, 2016 in Orlando, FL) and the biennial Automate Show & Conference (April 3-6, 2017 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 some 800 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.
Director of Communications, A3