Acieta Celebrates 35th Anniversary

While the robotics industry has changed significantly in the past three decades, Acieta says its commitment has not.

Acieta, a robotics integrator, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the robotics industry. Founder John Burg ordered the company’s first robot in 1983 from GMFanuc Robotics. Today, it has installed more than 4,500 robotic systems throughout North America and has 130 employees between its Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Pewaukee, Wisconsin, locations. Many of the company’s engineers and lead builders are FANUC Robotics Master Certified service engineers.

Mr. Burg was working as a machine tool distributor when he developed a fascination with robots used in machine shops. He and his partners started Automated Concepts with eight employees and no computers. Over time, the company grew, began to use new technologies and merged with other companies,changing its name to Acieta in 2014.

“We started out with technologies that were state-of-the-art at the time, which were primarily load/unload robots for machining operations,” Mr. Burg says.  “We’ve been helping our customers avoid worker exposure to dangerous and repetitive jobs. It’s always been our focus to use robots to improve work environments, and we have a huge sense of pride in that.”

Acieta says that while robotics technology has changed significantly over the past 35 years, one constant has been the company’s commitment to creating a positive future for North American manufacturing. Because lower equipment costs have given companies of all sizes the chance to benefit from robots, the company has partnered with many industry sectors to implement developments in robotic automation.

“Artificial intelligence, coupled with advanced vision systems, will play a bigger role in manufacturing,” predicts Chairman and CEO Robby Komljenovic. “It’s our goal to help companies integrate robotic solutions that provide a better quality of life for everyone.”