About Us

Over 25 years experience providing integrated automation solutions for industry.

Creative Automation specializes in custom solutions

Creativer Automation 25th Anniversary

Creative Automation was formed in 1994 when founder Bernd Walter acquired the U.S. material handling division of SIG Automation. With an initial focus on SIG’s gantries and pick and place designs, Creative Automation has since expanded its repertoire to include robots, vision systems, RFID and many other technologies. From our early concentration on material handling with an emphasis on machine tool tending and cell-to-cell transfer, our operation has grown to incorporate conveyorsrobots, palletizersdispensing unitsdeburring systems and other equipment for industry, with a primary manufacturing facility encompassing 50,000 square feet.

All the while we have built up a strong staff with an experienced management team and highly knowledgeable control and mechanical engineers. And, to put it all together, we have an experienced crew of machine builders and electricians in the shop as well.


Our Timeline

1994 – Formation of Creative Automation, first located in Plymouth, Michigan. Company acquires assets and accounts of U.S. material handling division of SIG Automation.

1997 – Moves into a new facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1998 – Integrates first Fanuc robot.

1999 – Introduces TRT vacuum cleaning system to the North American market.

2000 – Becomes a Level 1 integrator for FANUC Robotics.

2007 – Becomes a Level 3 integrator for FANUC Robotics

2008 – Moves into location in Ypsilanti, Michigan; holds first open house.

2009 – Offers first dispensing system.

2010 – Offers first deburring system; holds second open house.

2012 – Moves into present location in Whitmore Lake, Michigan

2014 – Earns RIA Certified Robotic Systems Integrator Status

2016 – Forms partnership with Sterling Engineering & Manufacturing Company

2018 – Becomes Cognex Certified System Integrator

2019 – Becomes OTTO Motors Enterprise Partner

Upcoming Events & Updates

IMTS 2020

September 14-19, 2020
McCormick Place, Chicago
Booth #236435

Automate 2021

May 17-20, 2021
TCF Center, Detroit Michigan
Booth #2200

Motion+Power Technology Expo

September 14-16, 2021
St. Louis, MO
Booth #3515

Our Partners

ALTRATEC Automation GmbH
Herrenwiesenweg 22
D-71701 Schwieberdingen
Tel: +497150 3506-0
Fax: +4971503506-29
Email: sw@altratec.de

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CNC Ileri Teknoloji
Istanbul Trakya Serbest Bolgesi Ataturk Bulvari Sokak
Blok. 1 Catalca/Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 7866200
Fax: +90 212 7866205
Email: info@boxy.com.tr

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One Vision drive
Natick, MA 01760-2059
Sales: +1-855-426-4639
Email: contactus@cognex.com

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FANUC America Corporation
3900 West Hamlin Rd.
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309-3253
Tel: (248) 377-7000
Toll free: 1-888-FANUC-US
Customer Support: 1-888-FANUC-US


Flexmill Oy
Ilveskaari 19B
01900 Nurmijärvi
Tel: +358 10-411-9532
Email: support@flexmill.fi

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Mannesmann-Demag Air Spindles 
Weissacher Strasse 1
D-70499 Stuttgart

Otto Motors
1425 Strasburg Road, Suite 2A
Kitchner, Ont. N2R 1H2
Tel: 1-844-733-6886

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Sterling Engineering & Manufacturing Company, Inc
James Canner
Tel: 248-280-3500
Email:  jbcanner@sterlingcos.com

trt oil-off GmbH
Mont-Cenis-Str. 267b
44627 Herne
Tel. 2323 148080
Fax 2323 1480820
Email: trt@trt.de

Werkzeuge-Maschinen-Systeme GmbH
Jahnstraße 1
79771 Klettgau-Grießen
Telefon +49 (0) 7742/85 757-120
Telefax +49 (0) 7742/85 757-199
Email: b.borrmann@wms-engineering.de

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