What differentiates Complete Automation Resource?

Controls Automation

CAR was founded as an automation and controls company in 2007. Since then, we have automated everything from the front receptionist all the way to your shipping department, from conveyor systems to Automated Guided Carts that eliminate the need for forklifts on your plant floor.

Machine Build

CAR recognized the need in the market to be able to build machines with controls packages under the same roof. With an in-house machine build team, CAR can take care of all your mechanical and automation needs without having to work with multiple parties.

Software Integration

With a full team of Software Engineers, CAR can develop projects rapidly that seamlessly integrate with your enterprise ERP, MES, OEE, and IIoT platforms, all while being able to to extract data points from your machine.

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Benefits of Working with CAR

Premier Integrator of Ignition

The only Premier Ignition Integrator in Michigan. Ignition is the foundation that allows CAR to easily control, track, display and analyze your processes.

Real Time Data

We specialize in acquiring production data from machines regardless of the manufacturer, we have the resources to extract the critical data points that matter most to your business. CAR enables management to make critical decision based on real time data.

Customer Driven Products

Our product line has been driven by our customers and their day to day challenges. From our Automated Guided Carts to our Virtual Workstations, CAR will research and develop a solution to satisfy our customers needs.

Enterprise Integration

CAR integrates your industrial processes and equipment with your enterprise level ERP, MES, IIoT, OEE, Accounting, HR, and Shipping platforms including Oracle, SAP, and Connectship.

Off-the-Shelf Components

Never wait for a proprietary replacement part again, CAR saves you time and money with quick delivery of off-the-shelf replacement parts, keeping your machines up and running.

Paperless Processes

We can help your business go paperless with the following processes: electronic work instructions, tool and color changes, first piece quality audits, bill of material, and production schedules, to name a few.

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What our clients say

I am formally commending Complete Automation Resource for their performance on the DC Upgrade Project. As you know, CAR was brought into the project very late in the game and stepped up and did an exceptional job in going above and beyond what they quoted. Based on their performance, I highly recommend that our company continue to use Complete Automation Resource on future projects. They were competitive, responsive, and very easy to work with.

Scott Sparks Vice President of 1st Source Products Inc.


Complete Automation Resource was founded out of a small office in Rockford, Michigan in 2007 with one Controls Engineer who had a vision of a connected factory with machines communicating over the internet. Within three years, the vision turned into six more Engineers and the need for a bigger workspace. By 2012, CAR had moved down the road in Rockford to a 10,000 square foot facility. Once again, CAR quickly outgrew the 10,000 square foot as the company added more employees to keep up with the demands of our customers. By the start of 2014, Complete Automation Resource had found another new home in the neighboring town of Cedar Springs, where we revamped 35,000 square feet of what used to be a laser tag and skating rink facility. Flash forward to 2018 and we have grown to 40 employees and almost 100 customers. We now consist of a full team of Controls Engineers, Software Engineers, Sales Staff, Mechanical Engineers, Machinists, and Designers. We are slated to break ground on a second workspace on the South end of Grand Rapids in 2018 and have just as big of a hairy audacious goal as we did when CAR was founded in 2007. As the growth continues here at CAR, we have our goals set on being the leading Industrial Internet of Things Integrator in all of the Midwest.


At Complete Automation Resource, we strive to evolve and innovate what it means to be an automation integrator in 2018 - one part, one data point, and one process at a time. We are your single source supplier of integrated controls, automation, machining, and data collection solutions. We are committed to you, your product, your customer, and your people. As a team, we dream big and work hard to provide automation services that you would recommend to your friends and family.
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Want to learn more about CAR? Call us at 616-263-9743 or use our contact form.

Who We Are

Complete Automation Resource is your single source provider of integrated controls, automation, machining, and data collection solutions. Conveniently located in West Michigan in the greater Grand Rapids area, CAR integrates quality OEM automation and control products with the optimum team of automation and controls engineering resources. Using standard, off-the-shelf hardware components and dynamic software design, our team implements simple, straight-forward control systems to automate industrial processes, machines, and acquire data. With experience in the following industries: manufacturing, automotive, furniture, municipality, healthcare, and metal recycling; we help our customers turn data into informative critical decision making.

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