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Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Adds Distributors

An MiR autonomous mobile robot (AMR).

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), a global supplier of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced new U.S. distributors. MiR, whose North American sales account for nearly a quarter of its worldwide growth, added Allied Automation, based in Indianapolis, IN; Empire Automation System in Rochester, NY, known as MASEAS and; Lydey Automation in Maumee and Brecksville, OH. This brings the total number of MiR distributors to 143 in 40 countries.

"Automating internal transport with mobile robots is proving to be a key element for manufacturers to optimize production and increase competitiveness," said Ed Mullen, General Manager - North America, MiR. "This is especially true within multinational corporations that have successfully tested our robots within a few facilities and now want to optimize their internal transportation throughout their plants worldwide. By expanding our distribution network throughout the U.S., we can help even more companies reap the benefits."

Each member of the family of MiR AMRs is designed to be flexible, easy to program and safe for both heavy and light internal transport, enabling companies to optimize logistics throughout the entire production chain, from the warehouse to the delivery of goods. The MiR100 and MiR200 AMRs, which can autonomously transport up to 100 kg (220 lbs.) and 200 kg (440 lbs.) respectively, were joined in June by the MiR500, which satisfies the industry need for a bigger, stronger and faster AMR.

"Aligning with MiR was an easy call," said Don David, President and CEO of Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems. "Not only does MiR fit into our existing portfolio of high-tech products, but as an innovative and forward-thinking company, MiR exemplifies everything we look for in a strategic partnership. Its commitment to R&D and marketing will ensure that our customers end up with not just a quality product, but one that is flexible enough to meet the needs of an ever-shifting industrial landscape. The entire team at Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems is very excited to embrace MiR as we explore new opportunities with customers old and new."

According to Dan Lydey, President of Lydey Automation Company, "As so many of our customers are trying to apply collaborative robotics to automate their manufacturing processes, MiR provides a platform that offers a clear and short path to ROI with exciting new tools for productivity and growth. The robot interface is very intuitive, the autonomy and safety of the robot is impressive, and the handling capabilities are very industrial. MiR is a logical choice for our customers who would rather be spending less time learning, and more time using, collaborative robotics."

For more information contact:

Ed Mullen

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR)

1340-2 Lincoln Ave.

Holbrook, NY 11741


Allied Automation, Inc.

5220 E. 64th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46220

317-253-5900 / 800-214-0322

Empire Automation Systems

20 Vantage Point, Suite 4

Rochester, NY 14624


Lydey Automation Western Office

1650 Indian Wood Circle, Ste. 900

Maumee, OH 43537



Lydey Automation Eastern Office

6900 Miller Road

Brecksville, OH 44141


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