Fritz Ruebeck founded Classic
Automation LLC in 2003. Previously he was the global vice president of Product Service for control systems and instrumentation at ABB. From this experience he
realized that many automation users were being forced to upgrade for no valid business
or technical reason except that the original manufacturer told them it was
necessary due to obsolescence (the old fear that parts and repair services
would no longer be available).
Classic Automation’s operations
began in 2003 with just a few employees. By 2006 rapid expansion and growth of
the company had led to the purchase of a 15,000 square foot building to
accommodate the rapid growth. In 2009 Classic Automation was
featured as one of Rochester’s Top 100 Companies on a list of the fastest
growing private companies in the Greater Rochester, New York area. The company has made this list 5 times.
In 2013 Classic Automation
moved to its current headquarters in Webster, New York. The new facility is
approximately 41,000 square feet. It was formerly an R&D test
facility of a Fortune 500 company and has been completely renovated for
Classic Automation’s needs. The move led the company to further expand its test
and repair labs and vastly increase the spare parts inventory to meet
customers’ emergency needs. Classic Automation ships to over 80 countries
worldwide and over 35% of orders have emergency status and ship the same day.
The staff has many years of
automation experience in development and application engineering, repair
service, and parts logistics. Our test lab has 100s of test fixtures
for functional system testing, and the repair lab uses state of the art
diagnostic and repair equipment. At
Classic Automation, we help keep the world’s production running!