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FATA Automation is a Proud Sponsor of the Wyandotte Roosevelt Rowing Team

FATA Automation is a Proud Sponsor of the Wyandotte Roosevelt Rowing Team Auburn Hills, MI - May 9, 2022 Rowing, sometimes called crew in the United States, is the sport of racing watercraft known as shells propelled by oars mainly on inland rivers and lakes.  The races are known as regattas and is considered one of the oldest intercollegiate and Olympic sports. When most people think of best crew teams, they envision Ivy League Schools like Princeton, Yale, Cornell and Harvard going head-to-head rowing down the Charles River in Boston.  As a matter of fact, 18 Ivies were among the representatives of Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  However, did you know that three team members of Team USA call places like Flushing, Ann Arbor and Detroit their hometown?  And did you know that there are several Michigan high school teams that compete in crew events, including 7 based out of the Wyandotte Boat Club? FATA Automation Plant Manager Neil Abrahamson is very familiar with the crew...

FATA Automation to Provide Turn-Key Skid Conveyor System for Gallagher Kaiser at GM SLP in Mexico

FATA Automation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a material handling project for Gallagher Kaiser at the General Motors San Luis Potosi Paint Shop in Mexico.  This project allows for the plant to produce two-tone paint on the bodies of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers. FATA Automation, a global leader in the supply of skid conveyor modules and systems, will be providing a turn-key system that will incorporate power roll beds, power roll stands, eccentric lift roller pop-up tables, cross transfers, and process conveyors including dual-strand and mini flat-top designs for production, paint and oven operations.  The overall length of the module installation will be just under 1 mile once completed. The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2023. FATA Automation is a global company with expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, installation, start-up and training of material handling systems.  For over 85 years, FATA Automation...

FATA Automation Announces New Project with Gallagher Kaiser for Paint Shop at GM CAMI Assembly Plant

FATA Automation is pleased to announce that it will be providing a portion of the conveyor package for the Gallagher Kaiser Paint Shop at the General Motors CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. The package includes an Electrified Monorail System (EMS) with rotating carriers for the Pre-Treatment and Electro Dip (PTED) and a Skid Module System for the rest of the paint shop for the underbody program run for the all-new GM-backed BrightDrop eLVC electric vehicle, which is being produced as delivery vans for FedEx, Walmart and Merchants Fleet. The plant is scheduled to shut down starting on April 30, 2022 for the demolition of the existing system with the expected production launch to commence in January 2023. FATA Automation is a global material handling company with expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, installation, start-up and training. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI, FATA Automation has been supporting manufacturing companies worldwide for...

FATA Automation’s Newest Project Manager Prepares to Become a U.S. Citizen

FATA Automation’s Newest Project Manager Prepares to Become a U.S. Citizen Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America to take place in January 2022 Auburn Hills, MI December 15, 2021: In January 2022, Greg Gallant, FATA Automation’s newest project manager, will be participating in a very special ceremony, that as he put it, many people take for granted. He will officially become a U.S. citizen with his pledge to the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America. “My patriotism for the United States is at an ultimate high,” Gallant declared. “I am excited and have a great sense of pride becoming an American.” The official preparation took over 11 months through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with all of the COVID challenges. Greg had to pass a two-part citizenship test with all of its civics components, which opened up his understanding of how we became the greatest nation on Earth. But Greg’s journey dates back to when he started...

Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles – Charitable Donation

During difficult current times, many local businesses and industries have been affected.  One such local business was featured on Local 7 News WXYZ:   https://www.wxyz.com/rebound/impact-of-covid-business-closures-has-metro-detroit-pet-therapy-farm-trying-to-make-ends-meet They are a local horse farm who provides special needs children and adults with pet therapy.  During this time they would typically provide lessons, tour school groups and hold fundraisers.  In speaking with their owner Beth Pellerito today, they have been worried about what might happen to some current clients who are boarding at the farm should they have to permanently close their doors. FATA made a charitable donation to O.A.T.S. today.  During my phone call with Beth, she was extremely emotional and appreciative of the donation.  As I communicated to her, we will weather this current situation stronger as a community that supports one another. Please check out their website for further information on what...

FATA Employee Cookout

FATA Automation giving back to its employees with an all employee lunch cookout. With our very own Bob Smolinkski manning the grill. Celebrating another beautiful Michigan summer!

FCA Success

A major FATA project in 2018 was the Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant which has proven to be extremely lucrative with the help from FATA's Lean EMS Controls System.  Click here to read more

New Website Launch

FATA has launched there new website to rid themselves of the old and outdate style. Please click around our new website and explore the many things that FATA has to offer. Let us know if we can help you in any way with your next project! Thanks!

Automated Parking System – Brooklyn New York

FATA Automation was challenged to develop an automated parking system for a medical facility in Brooklyn, New York.  The area has no parking available, and the new building could not be made taller to accommodate a parking deck, due to city ordinances. This left the Owner with only one option – Dig 3 levels under the building and install automated parking to get the vehicles down there and to park the greatest possible number of vehicles in the smallest space. The system developed by FATA uses two Entry Modules / elevators that simultaneously lower the vehicle to a rack structure below, and rotate the vehicle to facilitate loading to FATA’s shuttle.  Once the vehicle has been lowered to the chosen level, it gets loaded to the shuttle with dolly, and loaded into a parking space in the rack structure. In order to make retrieval of the vehicles fast and efficient, FATA also developed software that works in a “traffic cop” fashion to make and change decisions on which vehicle goes when –...

FATA Automation Inc. Signs First Automated Parking Project

FATA Automation Inc., a company with expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, fabrication, installation, start-up and training for material handling systems, including several different types of fully-automated robotic parking systems, announced today that it has executed an agreement to provide 270 parking spaces for the Las Olas Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Las Olas Ocean Resort developers, Las Olas Group II, have partnered with the world’s largest hotel company, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), and have entered into a franchise agreement with IHG to brand the resort an Indigo Hotel. “We’re very excited to be working with Las Olas Group II on the first fully-automated parking system in Fort Lauderdale.” said Martin Wright, President and CEO of FATA Automation, Inc.  “With our track record in turnkey delivery of fully automated systems and Las Olas Group II’s vast experience in real estate development and property management, we have a great team working...