BG Automation is primarily focused on creating BG Products, Inc., tools and equipment in its vast precision machine shop using both CNC lathes and mills, as well as employing a team for assembly production.
For the last 16 years, it has also been an automation and robotics integrator for BG Products with 11 dedicated robots across all three BG campuses, as well as for external clients with countless integrations across the country and internationally. BGAutomation has in-house capabilities for printing and engraving signage for schools, businesses, hospitals, restaurants, etc. It produces custom promotional items for events, parties, awards, and commemorative items for consumers needing as little as a single item to thousands of items.
The beginning of the Derby campus goes back to 1998 when the late David George, father of BG Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Grant George, was approached by BG Products to help improve their equipment.
Due to enhancements he was able to make, they asked him to assemble machines. The first order was for a total of 15 machines that were produced out of his garage. Within months of that first order, David purchased a 5,000 square-foot building in the Derby industrial park (now the Strike Zone) to build equipment.
The company continued to grow and, in 2003 the current 36,000 square-foot facility was purchased. David sold the business to BG in 2016 and all employees were welcomed with full tenure.
With the addition of 51,000 square feet, BG Automation will need additional employees to support the growing business. Several new employees will be needed to continue the growth of BG Automation within various roles in sales, machining, and etc. This expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.