Epson Robots Signs Advanced Industrial Products as Distributor in Kentucky, West Virginia

Supplier and integrator say their offerings will help customers in diverse markets adopt SCARA automation.


The LS20-BA04S standard SCARA robot.
Epson Robots said AIP will provide support and help customers in multiple markets gain access to its affordable and easy-to-use robot line, including SCARA systems.

Epson Robots, which claims to be the world's top SCARA robot maker, yesterday announced that it has signed Advanced Industrial Products Inc. as an official distributor of its systems. Epson said the partnership will make automation attainable, simple, and affordable to Advanced Industrial Products customers in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Manufacturers of all sizes are looking to automate small, intricate processes, as well as pick-and-place and assembly operations. Epson said its easy-to-use products combined with Advanced Industrial Products's (AIP) sales staff and engineers will help build new relationships in the automotive, food, beverage, and medical markets.

“We take pride at AIP in providing exceptional customer service with our knowledgeable, highly trained technical sales and engineer teams to help make the pre- and post-sale process seamless,” stated Jack Lopipero, president of AIP. “Epson's high level of attentiveness and business values translate into outstanding support to distributor partners, making them an ideal manufacturer to work with. In fact, AIP was so pleased to learn Epson shares a similar business model that we can leverage moving forward to deliver the best experience for customers.”

AIP to offer entire Epson Robots line

Advanced Industrial Products offers said it can help customers reduce their supplier base with product support for world-class manufacturers of industrial automation; robotics; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) components.

The Lexington, Ky.-based company said it helps customers design, engineer, install, and initiate new projects and make improvements to existing systems. AIP also provides classes taught by its own factory-trained engineers.

AIP said it is offering the full lineup of award-winning Epson Robots automation products, including SCARA, six-axis robots, and integrated options. The partners said Epson's affordable robots combined with AIP's support will allow companies to meet a broad spectrum of automation needs.   

“Epson's customer-first philosophy coupled with AIP's hands-on, customer-centric approach makes them an ideal partner,” said Tom Versfelt, vice president of channel and commercial sales at Epson America. “AIP has demonstrated phenomenal customer service and support, solidifying its reputation as an industry leader in supplying automation system solutions in the Kentucky and West Virginia area. We are thrilled to help support their growth as a business and work together to break into new markets of automation.”

About Epson

Epson Robots claimed that it is a global leader in precision factory automation, with over 100,000 units sold worldwide and a product line of hundreds of models of robots based on a common PC-based platform. Epson Robots has 35 years of experience and is a unit of Epson Group, which is led by Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp. and has annual sales of about 1 trillion ($9 billion U.S.).

Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Epson America Inc. is the company's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Epson said it offers an impressive combination of high performance and operating ease.

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The LS20-BA04S standard SCARA robot.

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