We are a local, employee-owned, high tech automation distributor and solutions provider. We educate and support local manufacturers in implementing emerging technologies to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve safety. Our offerings range from industrial computers and software, Robotics, Machine Vision, and Motion Control. Our goal is to increase productivity to keep manufacturing in America successful and prosperous.
Applied Controls, Inc. Uniques to the Market
- We have 50+ years of successfully delivering automation solutions utilizing our factory certified product experts.
- As an employee owned company we take ownership in every project to ensure customer success
- We are an authorized distributor for the #1 global suppliers in automation, machine vision, and collaborative robotics.
Applied Controls is started by Bill Parker in King of Prussia, PA as a mid-Atlantic Rep firm selling and supporting basic machine control products
Applied Controls is Incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania
Applied Controls expands product portfolio to include automation, drives, motion, and controls
Applied Controls is purchased by Rick and Jim Gehring
Applied Controls expands its product base and moves into the Machine Vision business
Applied Controls builds and relocates into its new corporate headquarters in Malvern, PA
Applied Controls continues expansion with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia
Applied Controls opens its first technology center in York, PA
Rick and Jim Gehring sell Applied Controls to the employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Trust Agreement
Applied expands into design, build, and installation of Robots
Applied Controls turns 50 years old
Applied Controls celebrates 25 years of our annual customer event TechToberFest