Active Industrial Solutions (AIS) Acquires Radix

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Media Release

Advanced Manufacturing Powerhouses Combine Strengths to Focus on Manufacturing Excellence and Global Growth

May 18, 2016 (Tecumseh, ON) “Best-in-class” just got better with the addition of Radix and their vision expertise to the Active Industrial Solutions portfolio.

Windsor - Essex is a hub of manufacturing excellence and the region is ready to embrace the value that it brings to global manufacturers. Situated within an international marketplace, the Detroit – Windsor corridor is the gateway for advancement in technology-based manufacturing for a wide range of industries. “The AIS-Radix acquisition is the perfect example of technology and manufacturing coming together to present the innovation and advancement that the world has come to expect from our region” said Shelley Fellows, VP Operations of Radix and recent Athena Award recipient.

Precision manufacturing and cutting-edge technologies create expanded sector opportunities globally. Looking to the future, AIS is aligning talent and resources to be well positioned to compete in the global marketplace. With a local commitment and a global platform, AIS and Radix are well positioned for accelerated & sustained growth.

AIS’s acquisition of Radix is taking a relationship that has worked and combining their strengths to create another level of excellence and quality assurance. Radix is the vision behind innovation and advancement of technology-based, best-in-class manufacturing.

“Approaching 40 years in business, AIS continues to combine deep customer relationships and proactive problem solving to deliver innovative manufacturing solutions. The addition of Radix to our portfolio allows us to address current industry needs and have a vision for what will be essential to excel in tomorrow’s global manufacturing market. Radix is now one of the ‘Active’ industrial solutions” – Chuck Curtiss (President, AIS Automation, Gauge & Fixture)

“This is a relationship that just works. Both companies have grown their businesses globally, remaining headquartered in Oldcastle. We are focused on sustained growth and especially look forward to expanding our team at our combined job fair in June.”- Shelley Fellows (VP Operations, Radix)

About Radix and Active Industrial Solutions

Founded in 1994, Radix has been recognized for its innovative solutions for manufacturers, with award winning vision systems and other advanced manufacturing technologies at leading companies like Ford Motor Company, Magna and Toyota.

Active Industrial Solutions (AIS), a diversified leader in plastic injection molds, gauges & fixtures, precision machining and factory automation, has a strong history of value added solutions for a variety of manufacturing sectors.

Radix Inc and AIS are both privately held companies based in Tecumseh, Ontario, with operations in Michigan, Tennessee, Quebec & India.

Windsor-Essex leadership was there to celebrate the potential this joining of forces has to the region, job creation and the advancement of technology based manufacturing. Here’s what they said:

“Windsor-Essex continues to see beyond where we are to where we need to be. AIS has a history of growth and delivery with a growing vision for the industry. Putting the right talent, team, technology and deliverables in place to rank best-in-class is a formula that is well thought out. The addition of Radix vision to the mix provides yet another level of excellence to their solution. Congratulations!”
Rakesh Naidu, Interim CEO
Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation

“The fact that both companies are based in Tecumseh is not a surprise as we have continued to lead the charge in manufacturing, mold-making and innovative industrial growth. Building a strong industrial sector has become a driver for regional growth and development for Tecumseh and its surrounding municipalities. The quality of business extends to creating a quality of life for families, talent, trades, housing and healthcare and is another testimony that our International Region is a great choice.”
Gary McNamara, Mayor
Town of Tecumseh

”Our region continues to grow by putting our strengths together. The team at Radix and AIS will have much continued success in making our mark as a best in class region in which to work. Our capacity to serve a global marketplace continues to expand. We celebrate their achievements to date and look forward to what will follow.”
Tom Bain, Warden
County of Essex

Technology and manufacturing comes together and present advancement and diversity that the world has come to expect from our region. AIS and Radix are a perfect example of this. Windsor – Essex leadership continues to create a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Athena recipient Shelley Fellows continues to excel.
Matt Marchand, President
Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce


For more information, contact:
Shelley Fellows, Vice-President, Operations
Voice (519) 737-1012 ext. 240
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