Eckhart Announces PRI Robotics Name Change

WARREN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eckhart, an American owned Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing solutions provider, is pleased to announce PRI Robotics will adopt the Eckhart name effective immediately.

PRI Robotics, founded in 1995, designs, builds, and integrates automated robotic systems that include machine tending, assembly, dispensing, material removal, arc welding, and quality inspection. Located in the heart of the Twin Cities with direct access to nineteen Fortune 500 headquarters, PRI Robotics serves a diverse base of customers spanning all industries.

“Adopting the Eckhart name simplifies how we present Eckhart’s full suite of solutions to customers in the Twin Cities region. As PRI Robotics’ traditional customers accelerate the adoption of Eckhart’s Industry 4.0 based technologies that include AGVs, collaborative robotics, and 3D printing, our goal is to provide a seamless one-stop-shop experience for customers. This rebranding effort will simplify how our sales and business development teams present Eckhart’s full suite of solutions to customers and help us bring more value to the manufacturing ecosystems we serve. When we create, build, and deliver real value as one company, our customers win,” said Andy Storm, President & CEO of Eckhart.

The local facility and functional teams in Plymouth, MN will adopt the Eckhart name to streamline internal and external communication while also clarifying the company’s brand presence in the marketplace. “We believe a unified company brand makes it easier for all stakeholders to interact with our team. A common company brand strengthens how we communicate externally, recruit new employees, and offer streamlined solutions to our customers. Our goal is to share our full suite of solutions with the world in a consistent and coherent manner,” continued Drew Morales, General Manager of PRI Robotics.

Eckhart has already initiated the brand transition with PRI Robotics and expects to complete the company wide effort by December 31st of 2019.

About Eckhart, Inc.

With over 60 years of experience and seven manufacturing facilities located in Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois & Michigan, Eckhart engineers advanced industrial solutions that enhance the quality of life. Eckhart’s proven portfolio of Industry 4.0 technology includes AUTOCRAFT™ autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs), collaborative robotic systems, traditional robotics, assembly line design & simulation, 3D printing tool development & production, automated assembly systems, ergonomic life-assist & secure tooling, and controls & mechanical design services for the world’s largest manufacturers. Eckhart serves an established and loyal, blue-chip customer base of leading industrial original equipment manufacturers that include General Mills, Cargill, Stryker Medical, Boeing, Honeywell, Medtronic, and Schneider Electric. For additional information, please visit


For further information, please contact:
Andrew P. Storm, President & CEO
Eckhart, Inc.
(517) 321-7700

Drew Morales, General Manager
Eckhart – Plymouth, MN
(763) 559-2115