Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems Adds OTTO Motors to Roster of Strategic Partners


May 11, 2020


Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems (MASEAS), a leading Technical Value Provider in the Northeastern United States, has partnered with OTTO Motors. As an authorized Value Added Distributor, MASEAS will work closely with both end users and integrators to provide logistical solutions utilizing autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).


OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics, develops market leading AMRs that enhance the logistical operations of facilities in order to re-allocate valuable manpower to more specialized tasks. These mobile robot platforms are designed to withstand the day-to-day rigors of industrial environments while maintaining the safety of the human operators around them. OTTO AMRs are being used by Fortune 500 manufacturing companies to deliver cost reductions and operational efficiencies.


Together the companies will each focus on what they do best. OTTO Motors will provide industrial-grade AMRs while MASEAS will provide the expertise and cost-effective local support to help solve materials handling challenges for the supply chain industry.


MASEAS will support OTTO Motors’ full line of products including AMRs, accessories such as lifts, conveyor attachments, cart configurations, as well as their powerful OTTO Fleet Manager software. As a part of that support, MASEAS has the ability to evaluate customer needs regarding appropriate fleet quantities, efficient path planning, and integration.


“OTTO Motors leverages our strong network of certified Value Added Distributors to bring our market leading technology solutions to manufacturers, logistics, and warehousing companies,” said Bharat Nair, VP of Global Channel Programs at OTTO Motors. “In MASEAS, OTTO Motors has found a partner that has deep domain expertise and a strong technical and business development team eager to bring OTTO products into their mix of solutions. I am excited to welcome the MASEAS team to the OTTO Motors family.”


Additionally, Don Davis, CEO of Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems said, “Based on the need for improved efficiencies in US manufacturing and advancements allowing for easier implementation of mobile robots, we believe that OTTO Motors will fill a critical role in the MASEAS stable of partners. The deep technical support that the OTTO Motors team offers will aid the MASEAS team in successfully helping customers deploy autonomous mobile robots throughout manufacturing facilities within the Northeast.”


MASEAS will focus at key markets including automotive component, plastics, metal fabrication and machining, electronics, medical device, pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries. A strong focus on solutions will help manufacturers to improve both productivity and worker safety.


We look forward to the chance to work with you!



Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems is the singular force that drives two of the top-tier Technical Value Providers in the Northeastern US. MASEAS offers a full-fledged product suite from many leading manufacturers in the industrial automation industry with product segments spanning robotics, vision, marking & traceability, motion control, sensing, safety, pneumatics & vacuum, assembly, structural, high pressure, electrical control and process control. Please visit www.maseas.com for more information.


About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors provides self-driving technology for material handling inside manufacturing facilities and warehouses. OTTO is trusted for mission-critical deliveries in the most demanding of industrial environments, spanning automotive, medical devices, aerospace, logistics, and more. Customers include some of the world’s most recognized brands, including GE and Toyota. For more information, visit www.ottomotors.com.



Don Davis


Minuteman | Empire Automation Systems



Lynda Chau

Vice President, Marketing

OTTO Motors


Empire Automation Systems


20 Vantage Point, Suite 4

Rochester, NY 14624


Office: 585.352.3333

Fax: 585.352.8656

Minuteman Automation Systems


7 Foster Street

Wakefield, MA 01880


Office: 781.245.9550

Fax: 781.246.4982