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Mr. Richard H. Johnson named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DiFACTO Robotics America, LLC

Organization Announcement March 1, 2017

Mr. Richard H. Johnson named  President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DiFACTO Robotics America, LLC

DiFACTO Robotics America is pleased to announce that Richard (Dick) Johnson has been selected to lead the DiFACTO Robotics America team as its President and COO effective March 1st, 2017. As President and COO, Dick will be responsible for leading all aspects of the day-to-day business operations of the company. This position, the highest ranking executive position in the US Subsidiary DiFACTO Robotics America LLC, reports to Mr. Ajay Gopalswamy, CEO of the parent company - DiFACTO Robotics and Automation Pvt. Ltd. (DRAPL) of Bangalore India. All employees of DiFACTO America will report to Dick.

Dick Johnson brings a wealth of Robotic Automation industry experience, contacts, and technical knowledge with him to DiFACTO. Dick has over 40 years of experience in automation, including 22 years at Fanuc Robotics America in various leadership roles; culminating in his time as Fanuc’s General Manager of Material Handling. He also spent nine years at Rockwell Automation and Rockwell Automotive in various executive positions. Most recently, Dick has directly participated in the business development and growth of two robot integrators. Dick has a BS of Mechanical Engineering (minor in EE) from General Motors Institute, Flint Michigan (now Kettering University) and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Please join us in welcoming Dick to DiFACTO Robotics America.

DRA also wishes to announce that Daniel King is leaving his position as CEO to start-up his own consulting firm, LeRoi Tech LLC. Daniel will work with Dick during a 3-month transition period to ensure seamless handover of DRA’s operations. DiFACTO is very grateful for Daniel’s valuable contributions starting and growing the parent company’s American business.

DiFACTO Robotics America, located in Troy Michigan (metro Detroit), is the US based subsidiary of DiFACTO Robotics and Automation Pvt. Ltd., with headquarters in Bangalore India. DiFACTO Robotics America, which launched in June 2015, is growing and developing its team of talented Engineers and Managers in the US while leveraging the highly experienced Automation Engineering team in India. DiFACTO America’s mission is to provide state of the art, innovative, and cost-effective Industrial Robot Automation Systems and Robot Engineering Services to a wide variety of manufacturing automation sectors throughout North America.

DiFACTO Robotics America Opens New Facility At 1229 Chicago Rd. in Troy, Michigan USA

DiFACTO Robotics America Opens New Facility At 1229 Chicago Rd. in Troy, Michigan USA

DiFACTO Robotics America is pleased to announce relocation of our US Operations to a new facility located at 1229 Chicago Rd. in Troy MI, USA (metro Detroit). The new facility features approximately 3600 square feet of shop space, which DiFACTO Robotics America will use for assembly, integration, setup, testing, and training of Robotic Automation Systems solutions for our North American customers. In addition, this facility’s office space will be used to house DiFACTO Robotics America corporate staff and Engineering Department. A customer reception and conference area has been set up to facilitate customer meetings for engineering and design collaboration and project planning. We are very excited to bring this facility on line so we can offer our North America customers an ever-improving level of service and support for their robotic automation needs.

 

WE’VE MOVED

DiFACTO Robotics America

Old Address:

100 West Big Beaver Rd., Suite 200 Troy Michigan 48084

 New Address:

1229 Chicago Rd., Troy Michigan 48083

Engineer Zachary Dieterle joins the DiFACTO America Team

Engineer Zachary Dieterle joins the DiFACTO America Team

DiFACTO Robotics America is pleased to announce that Zachary R. Dieterle has joined our team as an Associate Engineer for Robotics. Zachary is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, with a Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical) degree. Zach will be assigned to the project teams for DiFACTO Robotics America’s North American customers, focusing mainly on Robotic application engineering during the build, integration, installation, and production launch project phases. Zach is originally from Reading Michigan, and now resides in Royal Oak Michigan. He was active in club wrestling all four years in college, as an athlete and a coach. He enjoys the outdoors, camping and hunting regularly, and is an avid University of Michigan sports fan.

Kiran Sankanur Visits DiFACTO America, December 2015

Kiran is future US based Project & Technical Manager

December 2 - 14, 2015:  Kiran Sankanur, DiFACTO's future US-based Project and Technical Manager visited DiFACTO America's headquarters in Troy, Michigan, USA.  Kiran worked closely with DiFACTO America CEO Daniel King during this time, making a number of key customer visits and meeting with potential suppliers and collaboration partners.   Among the companies visited were:  Fanuc America, SteriMed, General Electric, General Motors, DynaLog, Kawasaki Robotics America, Infiniti Plastics & Engineering, and Pro-Form Plastics.  Kiran also spent time with Daniel developing strategies for growing DiFACTO America, by securing more business.  Kiran experienced first-hand the living conditions, environment, schools, and community where he will  be relocated to from India, giving him a head-start on his eventual transition to the US.  Please join me in congratulating Kiran for a safe, sucessful, and productive business trip to the US.   Daniel King

OnSite Programming

OnSite Programming

"Our experience with DiFACTO during the TATA World Truck Project was quite good and meeting our expectations totally. We found the technical competency of the personnel engaged onsite to be above average as also sincereity towards the work on hand and strict adherence to timeliness. The quality of the work rendered was exceptional and DiFACTO personnel exuded confidence and professionalism on site meeting ABB and end customer TATA requirements totally.

In view of the above, we are working with DiFACTO for other projects and also propose to keep the engagement live for future projects."
- Assistant Vice- President, BIW Operations, ABB

Thank you for your Professionalism and Attention to Detail

Thank you for your Professionalism and Attention to Detail

"Our experience with DiFACTO during the TATA World Truck Project was quite good and meeting our expectations totally. We found the technical competency of the personnel engaged onsite to be above average as also sincereity towards the work on hand and strict adherence to timeliness. The quality of the work rendered was exceptional and DiFACTO personnel exuded confidence and professionalism on site meeting ABB and end customer TATA requirements totally.

In view of the above, we are working with DiFACTO for other projects and also propose to keep the engagement live for future projects."
- Assistant Vice- President, BIW Operations, ABB

Simulation, OLP and Onsite Programming

Simulation, OLP and Onsite Programming

"The service has been excellent and the approach towards executing a project from concept to commissioning is appreciable…. [As a result of DiFACTO's services], in one of the projects related to rocker panel automation, we have been able to waive off huge capital investment."

- Divisional Manager, Planning Department, Passenger Car Business Unit, TATA Motors

Robot Training

Robot Training

"DiFACTO Robotics & automation have successfully imparted a tailor-made training program on ABB robots for our engineers. The whole program was well designed and delivered in terms of course contents, methodology of training and practical session. We appreciate the effort and technical capabilities for successfully designing and imparting a tailor-made program.

We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours"

- Associate Vice-President - Training & Development, Bharat Forge Ltd.

The DiFACTO Edge

The DiFACTO Edge

At DiFACTO, we understand very well that customers have a choice of other companies when deciding on their automation partner. Therefore, we have built our business philosophy on a simple premise: "Satisfy the customers' needs and the business will automatically follow."

Market Leadership:
DiFACTO was the 1st company in India to offer "Robot Engineering Services" - i.e. services for the successful implementation of industrial robots. At the time when DiFACTO started operations (January 2007), there were companies offering turnkey robot-based automation solutions. However, DiFACTO felt that there was a need for a specialized company offering pure robot-based automation services - to not only help customers with new automation investments, but also to enable customers optimize the use of their existing automation solutions equipment. Many times, manufacturing companies under-utilise their existing facilities, due to product/process changes, production constraints, inadequate training on automation systems, insufficient documentation, etc. There is a huge opportunity to employ the specialized services that DiFACTO offers to plan, design and implement robot-based automation systems. DiFACTO has been a leader in the field of industrial robotic application engineering services and several prestigious companies are DiFACTO's clients.

Announcing Daniel L. King as CEO of DiFACTO Robotics America LLC.

Announcement – June 1, 2015 DiFACTO Robotics and Automation Launches US Subsidiary in USA.

DiFACTO is pleased to announce the launch of operations of its US based subsidiary - DiFACTO Robotics America, LLC (DRA) effective June 1, 2015. DRA is based in Troy, Michigan (USA) and will serve North American customers with Robot Simulation and Offline Programming, and Robot Installation and Commissioning services. DRA will build on the extensive expertise of the parent company – DiFACTO Robotics and Automation - in India. DRA aims to quickly develop a highly capable local team to the same quality and responsiveness level customers in other regions have come to know DiFACTO for.

INDIA  +91 80 4212 0041, +91 80 2837 2040
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USA  +1 248 556 5401
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