Samuel Acquires Ramp Inc.

Oakville, Ontario,

RAMP Incorporated is an industrial automation company that designs, builds and implements customized systems for global customers in the automotive, consumer products, energy, pharmaceutical, medical, electronics, food and safety device markets.

Founded in 2010 in Waterloo, Ontario, RAMP is experienced in full systems design, integration, and advanced technology deployment. The company’s customized automation systems are designed to create more efficient working environments, leading to a return on investment for its customers. RAMP has established strategic relationships with software developers, industrial robotics manufacturers and post-secondary institutions that enable it to create industry leading solutions.

“RAMP is an outstanding automation integrator with a unique product and service offering and an experienced leadership team,” said Brian Cooke, President of Samuel Manufacturing. “Industrial automation is an attractive and rapidly growing market, and we look forward to working with the highly skilled RAMP team to develop outstanding new automation solutions for our customers.”

This acquisition adds to Samuel’s capabilities as a provider of specialized automation systems and solutions, and furthers its ability to solve complex manufacturing challenges, such as new product introductions, cycle time and yield optimization and improved operator safety. RAMP’s unique capabilities will become part of Samuel’s Automation Solutions Group (ASG), including CAID Automation and Systematix, to provide the North American market with enhanced technological capability and geographic reach.

“We are extremely proud to be joining the Samuel ASG group of companies. The leadership team at Samuel has a clear vision for combining our businesses and capitalizing on the unique technology attributes we each bring to the table,” stated Tom Nitsche, President of RAMP Inc. “With advanced manufacturing solutions in such high demand, Samuel ASG presents RAMP with an exciting opportunity to immediately broaden both our presence and reach, and to respond more quickly to the growing demands of our customers.”

About Samuel

Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. Samuel employees provide metals, industrial products and related value-added services from locations across North America. The company leverages its industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of its people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information visit