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Bastian Solutions Joins Select Group of Rockwell Automation Machine Builder Partners

Sept. 24, 2012 (Indianapolis, IN) – In the world of industrial controls, Rockwell Automation is one of the global leaders. This is just one of the reasons the controls division at Bastian Solutions was proud to announce its new status as a Rockwell Automation Machine Builder Partner.

Only a small percentage of companies in the Rockwell Automation OEM Program achieve Partner-level status, due to stringent requirements. Those that do, receive numerous benefits for both employees and customers including:

  • access to experienced and knowledgeable Rockwell Automation engineers
  • training opportunities for employees and customers
  • significant savings on hardware and software that are passed on to customers
  • marketing opportunities to help expand brand awareness

"The best part of this partnership is it allows us to supply our customers with high quality products at great prices," said Ron Daggett, controls manager at Bastian Solutions. "The ease in which Rockwell Software and Allen-Bradley hardware products from Rockwell Automation integrate also makes the installation process much easier for our employees, so this partnership is truly a win-win for all."

To qualify as a Machine Builder Partner, a company is evaluated on the use of Rockwell Automation content across their portfolio of machines and also their business relationship with Rockwell Automation. Once those criteria are met, the company must then go through a multilevel approval process by Rockwell Automation.

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For media information, please contact Stefanie Hardy, Corporate Communications Specialist, at 317-575-9992 or by email at

About Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is one of the largest independent material handling system integrators in the world. Founded in 1952, Bastian has established itself as an innovator in the field of material handling automation, supply chain software, industrial controls, and robotics. The company includes 16 domestic offices as well as 6 international offices in Canada, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Qatar. For more information, visit

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 21,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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