With its manufacturing facilities about an hour north of
Charlotte, North Carolina, Automated Solutions is a privately held diversified
manufacturing company with product lines primarily in the packaging industry
with polyethylene foam rolls, cohesive polyethylene foam wrap, Cro-nel® and
Nyvel® cold seal protective packaging products, specialty multi-layer
furniture bags that eliminate rub damage in shipping, packaging equipment, and
replacement vacuum cutting surfaces. The company's products are sold across the
U.S. as well as into Europe, Australia, and Mexico. Some of the company's
packaging products are featured in the storage & organization department of
The Home Depot.
Automated Solutions was started in 1998 by Bob Campbell
and Richard Boyd from a former equipment design and production company. One of
the first projects was to manufacture improved cutting surfaces for single-ply
cutting machines used to cut fabric and composite materials. This manufacturing
process, using a sophisticated and one-of-a-kind laser operation, is still used
today, and we remain the only non-OEM manufacture of vacuum cutting surfaces in
the U.S. Our company has evolved from a machinery and equipment building shop
to a full-fledged manufacturing company.
Sally Robinson joined in 2004
and started working on a product and equipment for a new improved type of
packaging primarily for upholstered furniture, our specialty multi-layer
In 2008 we introduced the Wrap-It line of cohesive
polyethylene foam protective packaging wrap (cold seal, sticks to itself but
not to the product being packaged).
In 2010 we outgrew our initial
building in Hickory, North Carolina, and moved to neighboring Caldwell County.
Jim Campbell joined us to run the operations for the new location.
saw us taking another step forward in our manufacturing journey when we
purchased the Cro-nel® & Nyvel® business from Better Packages. This
business was originally started by the Crowell Corporation and DuPont in the
1970s. We moved the manufacturing line from Delaware and took over the
operations and sales for this business.
Steve Ellis started with
Automated Solutions in 2013 to help us grow our business with focused efforts
on sales and manufacturing processes. He saw us expanding our product lines
into retail by placing moving bags and cold seal foam in The Home Depot. In
2014 we developed distributor partnerships to grow our furniture bag business
across the U.S.
We took another big step in 2015 by purchasing a
polyethylene foam extrusion line and installing it in a 100,000 square foot
manufacturing space also in Caldwell County.
Now with over 175,000
square feet of manufacturing space under roof in two locations we are
continuing to provide high service and quality levels that are unequaled in the
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