Our Story

Leading North American robotics integrator for nearly 40 years

Since its inception, Acieta has committed to creating a positive future for North American manufacturing. In 1983 John Burg, who was working as a machine tool distributor, and his father, Marlo, developed a fascination with robots used in machine shops and had a vision for the ways robotic automation would transform the industry.

John and his partners started Automated Concepts Inc (ACI) with eight employees. Over time the company grew and utilized new technologies by merging with Ellison Technologies Automation (ETA) before eventually being named Acieta (ACI + ETA) in 2014.

John understood robotics would help manufacturers lower costs, improve worker safety, increase productivity, improve quality, address labor shortages and gain a competitive advantage internationally and worked to change the perception of robotics throughout the industry.

Since then, technology and manufacturing have significantly developed, and robotic automation has continually evolved to meet the needs of manufacturers. Robotic controllers have evolved from simple alpha numeric one line displays with complex code, to simple and intuitive programming and touchscreen displays.

Lower equipment costs have given companies of all sizes the opportunity to benefit from robots. Where robotic arms were once limited in movement and range, today’s articulated robots are more flexible and move faster with greater agility. Now vision systems make it easier than ever for robots to identify and adapt to a variety of parts without human interaction.

Today, Acieta leads the way in automation technology and experience, with more than 5,000 robotic system installations and 110+ team members throughout North America.

When Our Customers Succeed, We Succeed

— John Burg, Founder, Acieta

“We started out with technologies that were state-of-the-art at the time, which were primarily load/unload robots for machining operations. We’ve been helping our customers avoid worker exposure to dangerous and repetitive jobs. It’s always been our focus to use robots to improve work environments, and we have a huge sense of pride in that.”