JMP Automation has found that manufacturers across North America are continuing to adopt robotics and automation at a record pace across multiple industries and applications.
“Our customers in the prepared foods, consumer products, oil and gas, and machining market segments are looking to apply robotics, but are often new to robotic applications,” said Nelson Leite, director of sales and marketing for JMP’s automation division. “That’s where we come in. We guide them through the process of automating never-before-automated processes.”
“Our sales have grown 380 percent in the last five years," said Ken McLaughlin, general manager of JMP’s automation division. We’re forecasting another 25 percent in 2018, and for the next three years after that.” JMP and its divisions have reported combined sales of more than $61 million, or 72% year over year growth, for fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016.
To serve their customers better, JMP purchased a new build facility and relocated all of their operations for their automation division. “We now have 50,000 square feet of floor space allowing us to configure, test and commission projects as well as entire lines," McLaughlin said. "This space will provide us with future expansion as our growth continues.” Renovations to JMP’s facility are in the final stages of completion, with a grand opening for students, the community and customers planned for the Spring of 2018.