Sales of integrated robotic arms took off in 2013
By Tina Snell, Staff Writer
Pro-Fect Automation, a Little Falls company located in the North Bluff Industrial Park, received an outstanding sales growth award from its vendor, Fanuc America.
Pro-Fect is a manufacturing solutions provider specializing in custom automated machines and robotics. It purchases robotic arms from Fanuc and integrates them to perform specific tasks for companies around the country.
“We are one of about 75 – 100 Fanuc integrators in the country,” said Corey Jelinski, owner of Pro-Fect with partners William Novak and Mike Helmbrecht.
Pro-Fect is able to create any machine a company needs, from start to finish. While a small company, it designs all the ordered machines, does all its own machining and fabrication in-house and will install on the customer’s floor. All that plus a lifetime of support.
“We are a broad company,” said Jelinski. “We can build anything from material handling, machine loading and unloading of parts, packaging, welding and assembly. We are also a custom automated machine builder.”
Pro-Fect has been in business since 2005, but didn’t become a certified integrator until 2008.
“Since then, we only sold maybe four or five Fanuc arms,” said Jelinski. “But in 2013, we sold more than 10.”
Jelinski said it was very nice to be recognized for the work he and his co-workers do.
“We are one of the smaller Fanuc integrators,” he said. “Since the downturn in the economy, things have been slow. But activity is increasing and we hope it will continue.”
Jelinski said that any companies interested in purchasing robotic machinery or custom automated equipment should call Pro-Fect Automation at (320) 632-2508.