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BBS Automation provides assembly and testing systems for clients in
the life sciences, automotive, energy
and energy storage industries, many
of whom are Fortune 500 companies.
In addition, the Bartlett, Ill.-based
company performs contract manufacturing for customers that require
multiple machines to be built.
Along with its Bartlett, Ill., location,
BBS Automation has two facilities in
Germany (including the group headquarters), two in China, one in Malaysia and an engineering office in Canada. The company is currently in the
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process of expanding into Mexico, according to Group Chief Operating Officer and President Darragh Staunton.
"BBS Automation is privately owned
by industry leaders in the automation
world, setting it apart from its competitors," Staunton says. "The owners and
managers of the company have spent
their entire lives in the automation industry. They understand what it means
to get a customized piece of automation built, which is something that our
competitors don't."
Although there are multiple automation companies today, the original

entrepreneurs are no longer running
the businesses, Staunton notes. "They
have either handed it off or sold to a
larger company. So people who are
not necessarily from the industry and/
or have not grown up in it are leading
these companies," he says. "That's why
we emphasize hiring management that
comes from the industry because that
means they understand it.
"In all of our divisions, we understand that to offer our clients the
best we have to have the best, and
that comes with hiring those who are
well versed in the industry," Staunton


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