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Ramco Innovations Buys Richard Greene Co. to Build Automation Capabilities in Midwest

Feb. 6, 2020
Founded in 1962, Ramco Innovations is a high-tech industrial automation solutions provider that strives to provide customers with creative technology solutions, including factory automation, electrical controls, sensors/vision, safety solutions and roboti

Automation solutions distributor, Ramco Innovations, West Des Moines, IA, announced the acquisition of Richard Greene Co., St. Louis, MO. This transaction will allow Ramco Innovations to expand its geographical footprint throughout five Midwest states, including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The acquisition will provide customers of both companies with a larger product offering, local inventory and enhanced technical support. Both companies have similar organizational cultures built around solving customer problems and providing complete automation solutions.

Hank Norem, president of Ramco Innovations, said in the press release, “With our companies aligned, we are positioned as a premier industrial automation provider throughout the Midwest. We have both invested in our robotics capabilities and are excited to share resources as we assist companies with their industrial automation needs.”

The press release announcing the acquisition said the two companies focus on state-of-the-art automation solutions, personalized technical support and major industrial product lines. “Joining forces with Ramco scores a big win for our company, our customers, our vendors and our employees,” said Richard Greene, president of Richard Greene Co., in the press release. “We gain capability and strength in the marketplace and yet maintain all the core values that made us what we are today.”

Founded in 1962, Ramco Innovations is a high-tech industrial automation solutions provider that strives to provide customers with creative technology solutions, including factory automation, electrical controls, sensors/vision, safety solutions and robotics. Richard Greene Co. is an automation distributor that was established in 1958 by Richard Greene as a manufacturers’ rep in his family’s basement. The company represents manufacturers in factory automation, heat/controls, machine safety, sensors and robotics through its locations in St. Louis and Lenexa, KS.