Material handling outfit Alfacon Solutions acquired by JMP Solutions

Tuesday December 04, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
December 4, 2018 – Milton, Ontario's Alfacon Solutions, a 35-year-old custom material handling solutions provider, has been acquired by JMP Solutions, a North American industrial technology partner to Fortune 1000 manufacturers.

The employees of Alfacon now form JMP’s material handling division.

"We are very happy the Alfacon team has decided to join us at JMP," says Scott Shawyer, JMP president and CEO. "Their capabilities are world class and allow us to provide our customers with very high quality, made-in-North-America advanced material handling solutions. Their customers will now be able to draw on the full-service offering of JMP. Additionally, they are a great complement to our robotic, AGV, control systems, and MES divisions, giving us even more application bench strength and the ability to vertically integrate our offerings. Therefore, our projects have better quality; we deploy faster while reducing costs and risks for our customers."

JMP Solutions will be augmenting the team from Alfacon with their project execution framework, project management resources, and control system design and implementation expertise.

"I could not be more thrilled to have our team become part of JMP Solutions," says John Murdoch, former CEO of Alfacon and now managing director of JMP’s material handling division. "We can now offer our customers improved execution capabilities, long-term stability, broader turn-key solutions, more control system flexibility, better system-wide implementation, coupled with world-class project management capabilities to reduce project risk and improve returns for our customers."

With 15 business units in the U.S. and Canada, JMP services customers locally. The 30-year-old company has been recognized with numerous awards and certifications including the Microsoft Impact Award for Data Management Solutions, FANUC Excellence in Intelligent Robotics award, a Rockwell Automation Solution Provider with five technology platform designations, and has been nominated by employees six years in a row as a Great Place to Work. Additionally, JMP is a certified robot integrator by the Robotics Industries Association (RIA) and is a certified system integrator by the Control System Integrator Association (CSIA).

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