The company grew through the years and reinforced its presence in the fast growing Asian economies of China. In 2003 the company was bought by Elektrobit then in 2007 by the German Rohwedder. In 2011, Jot Automation was bought back by the company founder. Today it is part of Head Invest Group, a Finnish industrial company owned by Veikko Lesonen and his family. Today, the company operates in 13 countries, on four continents
Veikko Lesonen, said: “This is a 25 year success story for a Finnish company. JOT Automation is very successful in its field and highly regarded by users in many industries. The company has continued to develop innovative automated solutions for a variety of different industries. JOT Automation is celebrating its 25th aniversary this year.”
Based on its recent analysis of the production automation testing market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised JOT Automation with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Frequent product introductions and enhancements, along with the company’s strategic decision to extend its business markets, have enabled it to develop close relationships with its customers.
“Based on machine vision, robotics and sensor technologies, JOT Automation’s products are best suited to deliver economies of scale to its customers,” observed Shapiro. “The company is also focusing research capabilities in the areas of miniaturization and need for desktop solutions.”
Speeding up the development cycles and overcoming capacity challenges requires modularity and re-configurability. It is simple not possible to design manufacturing solutions from the scratch for new products. The answer to such problems are platforms that can easily be