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New distributor facility to boost OEM business

April 11, 2023
Motion Ai expands in the Boston area with additional manufacturing and inventory space, and new automation job opportunities

Motion Ai opened its newest facility in Beverly, Massachusetts, which features manufacturing lab benches and a quality control testing area. The expansion will focus on systems engineering and production solutions for motion control, robotics and machine vision, with additional specialty areas for precision components, electro-mechanical assemblies and fully engineered automation systems. Motion Ai is the industrial automation and control system arm of Motion, which distributes maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and provides industrial technology solutions.

“The expanded manufacturing space will allow us to meet growing customer needs while adding future opportunities across our entire automation and robotic platforms,” said Aurelio Banda, Motion’s senior vice president, automation intelligence. “This includes additional OEM business and the ability to accept larger orders in quantity and physical size. We expect this new facility to fuel economic growth for the region, contributing beneficial, long-term impact.”

Motion Ai was in need of additional manufacturing and inventory space to better meet customer demand and to grow the business. The new Motion Ai facility officially opened on December 1, 2022, and with an additional 33,000 square feet, the new facility more than doubles Motion Ai’s current Boston-area facilities in Danvers (19,000 square feet) and Woburn (10,000 square feet) (Figure 1). Most of the production and quality operations among the three locations are housed in the new facility in Beverly.

Randy Breaux, president of Motion, said, “We are excited about this investment and anticipate that it will enhance the customer experience even more. We believe it will also increase the employee experience—there is a lot of talent within Motion Ai, and this expansion will offer excellent opportunities for our employees.” Currently, Motion Ai has opportunities for experienced automation engineers, electromechanical assemblers and quality technicians, and the company says it will continue to hire as the business grows.