Setpoint Inc, the developer of custom rides and attractions for the theme parks around the world, has been acquired by automation and robotic systems manufacturer JR Automation.
Setpoint Inc was acquired alongside its sister company, Setpoint Systems, an automation engineering firm that specialises in robotics, assembly equipment, material handling, testing and inspection, and induction heating automation.
In its theme park business, Setpoint Inc has worked with some of the biggest names in the attractions industry, including Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros and Resorts World Genting.
Joe Van Den Berghe and Joe Cornwall, co-principals of Setpoint Inc, said in a joint statement: “Today is an exciting day for our team at Setpoint. Our customers, employees, and vendors will be the long-term beneficiaries of this combination. We have found the JR Automation values, culture and capabilities to be closely aligned with those of Setpoint and we look forward to being part of the newly broadened JR Automation team.”
Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions. It has customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace and more.
“We look forward to working closely with the Setpoint businesses, leveraging their tremendous capabilities to further build out our world-class global industrial automation solutions platform,”said Mike DuBose, chairman and CEO of JR Automation.
“As part of JR Automation, Setpoint Systems and Setpoint Inc will become even more effective, bringing together their history of excellence and innovation with JR Automation’s global footprint and capabilities. This is an exciting step for JR Automation, the Setpoint businesses, our customers, partners and teams.”