Motion control manufacturer expands for fifth time in two years

Sept. 24, 2007

Animatics Corporation (, a manufacturer of small computer numeric controlled and general automation machines, is expanding and moving its headquarters and US manufacturing operations to a new 104,000 sq. ft. facility in Santa Clara, Calif.

This is the fifth major expansion for the company in the last two years, which opened a new office in Rochester, N.Y., acquired two companies, opened a subsidiary in England, two subsidiaries in Germany and an office in Tokyo, Japan.

Animatics says the expansion is a direct result of record sales and growth. The 20-year old company, which reinvests most of its profits in research and development, is expanding to keep pace with the growing California integrated motor and linear systems markets. Animatics says a growing number of engineering and machine building companies are making the switch to single-component motion control systems called integrated motors. Animatics provides patented servo versions of these devices.