GREENVILLE — Esys Automation expands its North American operations to the Southeast Region by establishing an office at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Esys is a leading innovator of full-service automation for manufacturers. Esys joins more than 17 industry partners at CU-ICAR’s Center for Emerging Technologies as the first automation service provider.

“We are very excited to join the CU-ICAR partnership,” said Dave Valentine, president of Esys Automation. “CU-ICAR has created a very powerful and innovative way for OEMs, suppliers, research and education to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways. Along with the strong state/county support, training programs and technical work force, it became clear that there is a very strategic advantage for us to expand into the Greenville area. This expansion will allow Esys to enhance support to our existing customers and provide a solid foundation to grow our business in the Southeast region.”

“We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Esys to the CU-ICAR campus,” said Suzanne Dickerson, director of business development at CU-ICAR. “Esys’ decision to bring its award-winning engineering services to CU-ICAR is an exciting complement to the growing eco-system of successful automotive companies in the Upstate of South Carolina. Their ability to attract and retain the industry’s most talented engineers make them a great addition to CU-ICAR Center for Emerging Technologies. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Esys Automation.”

Esys is a 2012 Automotive News PACE Award Winner and has twice been recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

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Esys Automation
Esys Automation is a leading, full-service automation solutions provider to the automotive and aerospace industries.  Esys provides automation design, simulation and machine building, including advanced robotic systems and industry-specific software solutions. The company specializes in innovative manufacturing automation solutions designed to meet exacting tolerances; enhance operational efficiency; and improve visibility, tracking, and control of production processes. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Esys Automation operates across North America, including Canada and Mexico.

CU-ICAR
Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research is a 250-acre advanced-technology research campus where university, industry and government organizations collaborate. Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in automotive engineering at CU-ICAR and is conducting leading-edge applied research in critical areas, such as advanced product-development strategies, sustainable mobility, intelligent manufacturing systems and advanced materials. CU-ICAR has industrial-scale laboratories and testing equipment in world-class facilities available for commercial use.