Axis Automation, a Walker based automation company is planning to expand in Michigan with a capital investment of $5.7 million. Moreover, the expansion project will lead to the creation of approximately 50 jobs.

Axis Automation provide services to various industries

Axis Automation started back in 2015 and it helps manufacturers in converting to automation technologies. Moreover, the company’s workers conceptualize and build custom robotics applications for a wide range of industries. These industries include automotive, medical, food and beverage, consumer goods and aerospace. Furthermore, the company has now planned to expand in Michigan and will bring plenty of exciting employment opportunities along with investment.

50 new jobs

The company announced the business expansion project in collaboration with The Right Place and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Moreover, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that automation solutions provider Axis Automation is expanding with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF). In addition, the project will get a $500,000 support fund from Jobs Ready Michigan Program. However, Axis Automation will have to create 50 new jobs and fulfill the investment requirements. According to a memo from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Axis will fill these positions over a period of next five years. Significantly, Axis Automation opted for Michigan for the expansion instead of Illinois.

“This investment by Axis Automation will bring 50 high-tech manufacturing jobs to Walker, and underscores the strength of our talented manufacturing workforce and the attractiveness of our business climate. This expansion in Walker cements Axis Automation’s presence in West Michigan and adds momentum to our efforts to ensure Michigan’s incredible manufacturers lead the way in Industry 4.0 technologies and workforce needs. Our future is bright, and investments like this one by Axis Automation will help us continue moving our state forward.” Gov. Whitmer said in a statement.

Industry 4.0 initiative

The project will contribute to the MEDC’s goal of growing advanced manufacturing and technology solutions in the state. The corporation launched an Industry 4.0 initiative in 2020. Moreover, the initiative will that ensure half of Michigan’s manufacturers are ready to adopt the 4.0 technologies by 2025.

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