Who We Are

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We’re a local, employee-owned, high tech automation service center. We help manufacturers implement emerging automation technologies to reduce costs and increase productivity.

Our success is defined by our customer’s success and each of our employee-owners know they are a stakeholder in that outcome.


About Applied Controls

What We Do

We help solve manufacturing problems with tools that can unify your engineering platform and get to market faster by leveraging our resources. We do this with a proven approach and business model we refer to as our Automation Technology Center.

Our Automation Technology Center is a unique blend of a High Technology distributor and a Factory Automation Engineering team. Conceived in 1969, we evolved from a business enterprise that was established to provide technical support and training beyond what was available in the marketplace. We found success in assisting our customers with PLCs and Scada Systems. Later we added capabilities for Motion Control & Absolute Positioning Systems followed by Machine Safety, Automated Identification, Vision Systems and Robotics.

Our model was adopted by Siemens and became known as the Siemens Technology Center. We quickly achieved Siemens’ “Elite” status repeatedly earning their Eagle Award for business excellence. This requires a continuous significant investment in intellectual capital providing our clients with the latest in available demonstration hardware, software, training, hands on workshops & proof of concept testing by certified engineers and product specialists.

Customer Problems We help Solve

  • Maintenance & training demands from complex control schemes and constantly changing software.

  • Difficulty lowering life cycle costs & generating expected returns.

  • Supporting a mix of technologies in a growing international market.

  • Complying with changing regulatory & Safety concerns.

  • Reducing & managing energy consumption.

Our team of Subject Matter Experts and product specialists can provide assistance from developing the correct product choices with complete bill of materials to delivering bolt on solutions or a turn- key system. We boast a Value Add Service department capable of customizing a solution to fit your specific needs including purchasing, kitting, packaging, sub assembly, and delivery or installation services.

Our Quality Creed

“We shall strive for excellence in all endeavors. We shall set our goals to achieve total customer satisfaction to deliver defect free premium value products on time, with service second to none.”

The entire staff of Applied Controls, Inc.

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