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Automation solutions firm buys Effingham-based engineering company

Genuen, a provider of end-to-end test solutions for mission-critical applications headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., has announced the acquisition of Effingham-based Versatech, an engineering firm that designs and integrates specialized robotic and production automation equipment.

This acquisition comes on the heels of Genuen’s recent expansion, and extends the company’s ability to include production line automation and test.

Genuen offers test and production automation solutions across the entire product lifecycle. With extensive experience in mission-critical applications and regulatory compliance Genuen delivers custom test systems, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, hydraulic test, dynamometer test, test platform development, and production robotics automation and control development.

“Versatech’s expertise adds the ability to integrate testing with production automation in solutions across all the markets we serve,” said Jeff Gray, CEO of Genuen.

Based in Effingham since 2008, Versatech has served as a production line integrator, combining high-end robotic, automation, and controls hardware with customized software. Versatech has relationships with leading robotics technology developers including Fanuc, Yaskawa/Motoman, Epson, Denso, Mitsubishi, and Universal Robots, among others. The company also provides expert vision inspection capabilities for production automation.

Versatech designs and builds precision assembly and testing systems that leverage technology to help clients meet production goals more quickly and efficiently.

“We’re excited to be members of the growing Genuen team,” said Joe Forbes, co-owner of Versatech. “This acquisition provides our clients with access to Genuen’s substantial expertise in test solution development. Together, we will deliver more effective, streamlined solutions to the market.”

All Versatech offices and management will remain in place and the company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuen as the company expands its footprint and technical staff to better support clients globally. Genuen plans to continue evaluating acquisitions that bolster and expand product and service offerings.

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