SOURCING In order to select the correct manufacturing technology, it is vital to understand the market segmentation of automation suppliers. The Automation Association has developed an expert understanding of this segmentation, which allows us to match your needs with the lowest cost provider of appropriate technology, including:

  • Bleeding Edge
  • Emerging Technology
  • State of the Art
  • State of the Market
  • Simple Mechanization / Jigs and Fixtures


Automation providers that work in state-of-the-art solutions do not have a clue about how to provide cost-effective jigs and fixtures. Conversely, sourcing a bleeding edge application with a state-of-the-market provider - just to save money - can lead to financial and scheduling disaster. The Automation Association represents a supplier within each market segment. In addition, we maintain a file on viable providers within each segment for your competitive bidding needs.

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