Radix Moves and Completes Makeover

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Windsor Star/Dave Hall

A Windsor area company that makes laser control and tracking systems for manufacturers has moved into a larger plant.

Radix Inc. is now located in a 17,000-square-foot building on Concession 8 in Tecumseh.

“Ease of access to the manufacturing heartland of Canada as well as the U.S. market and availability of highly-skilled engineers, software developers and trades have been significant influences on our decision to remain in Windsor-Essex,” said Radix CEO and president Ross Rawlings. “We are very excited to be in this remarkable facility, which not only almost doubled our capacity, but also allowed us to design a workplace conducive to creative, collaborative team work.”

Radix, which has 32 employees, completed its move from a 10,000-square-foot plant on Fasan Drive earlier this week, capping a yearlong transformation.

Radix, established in 1994, began its makeover following an appearance on CBC television’s The Big Decision during which host Jim Treliving recommended a rebranding and renaming of the company.

So, Radix Controls became Radix Inc. and a new logo was introduced.

“Looking back over the past 12 months, the number of changes we’ve undergone is remarkable,” said Shelley Fellows, vice-president of operations and a partner in Radix with Rawlings, her husband, and Nick Dimitrov. “We’ve also landed some significant new business and this move will enable us to expand our current staffing levels.”

Earlier this year, the company strengthened its customer partnerships with Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Mars Foods, Accucaps, Honda and Hyundai by successfully completing certification and acceptance into partner programs with Siemens and Omron & Keyence.

These partnerships complement Radix’s relationships with Cognex Corp., ABB Robotics and Microsoft Partner Network.