A leading provider of robotic automation systems has announced plans to expand operations at its Sandusky County facility. Motion Controls Robotics (MCRI) will invest more than $2 million to support increased automation technologies – a project expected to add at least 18 new jobs. Earlier today, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a Job Creation Tax Credit for the company.

Motion Controls Robotics, based in Fremont, Ohio, provides fully integrated robotic systems to a variety of industries, including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing.  MCRI integrates robot systems to provide complete end-of-line applications, fulfillment solutions, and general material handling automation that includes Industry 4.0 connectivity options.

Scott Lang, President of Motion Control Robotics, said demand for robotics will continue through at least 2030. “This expansion along with the discussion of building another facility close to our customers is all part of our 10-year plan,” Lang said.

MCRI has been experiencing steady growth averaging over 10% year over year. Based on the increased demand, MCRI’s expansion includes a 25,500 square-foot addition, with 1,300 square feet of internal office space. The company works in three large markets – end of line packaging, omni channel fulfillment and general material handling. The industries it serves includes food & beverage, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing.

“We’ve been fortunate in developing strong partnerships with our regional educational institutions, including the University of Toledo, Vanguard Sentinel Career & Technology Centers and Terra State Community College, These schools have played major roles in feeding us a high-quality workforce.”

– Scott Lang, President of Motion Control Robotics, Inc.

JobsOhio, the Regional Growth Partnership and Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation worked collaboratively in moving this project forward.

“Motion Control Robotics’ $2 million investment in Fremont will position the company as one of the leading providers of robotic automation systems in North American. This expansion will elevate the company to the next tier of automation expertise and strengthen Ohio’s global position as an advanced manufacturing powerhouse.”

– J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO.

The expansion project is expected to begin in 2023.

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