Esys Automation Joins Impressive Roster of CU-ICAR Campus Partners

GREENVILLE, SC — Esys Automation expands its North American operations to the Southeast Region by establishing an office at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Esys is a leading innovator of full-service automation for manufacturers. Esys joins more than 17 industry partners at CU-ICAR’s Center for Emerging Technologies as the first automation service provider.

“We are very excited to join the CU-ICAR partnership,” said Dave Valentine, president of Esys Automation. “CU-ICAR has created a very powerful and innovative way for OEMs, suppliers, research and education to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways. Along with the strong state/county support, training programs and technical work force, it became clear that there is a very strategic advantage for us to expand into the Greenville area. This expansion will allow Esys to enhance support to our existing customers and provide a solid foundation to grow our business in the Southeast region.”

“We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Esys to the CU-ICAR campus,” said Suzanne Dickerson, director of business development at CU-ICAR. “Esys’ decision to bring its award-winning engineering services to CU-ICAR is an exciting complement to the growing eco-system of successful automotive companies in the Upstate of South Carolina. Their ability to attract and retain the industry’s most talented engineers make them a great addition to CU-ICAR Center for Emerging Technologies. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Esys Automation.”

Esys is a 2012 Automotive News PACE Award Winner and has twice been recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.


Esys Automation
Esys Automation is a leading, full-service automation solutions provider to the automotive and aerospace industries.  Esys provides automation design, simulation and machine building, including advanced robotic systems and industry-specific software solutions. The company specializes in innovative manufacturing automation solutions designed to meet exacting tolerances; enhance operational efficiency; and improve visibility, tracking, and control of production processes. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Esys Automation operates across North America, including Canada and Mexico.

Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research is a 250-acre advanced-technology research campus where university, industry and government organizations collaborate. Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in automotive engineering at CU-ICAR and is conducting leading-edge applied research in critical areas, such as advanced product-development strategies, sustainable mobility, intelligent manufacturing systems and advanced materials. CU-ICAR has industrial-scale laboratories and testing equipment in world-class facilities available for commercial use.