Doug’s first involvement with robots was back in 1980 with the installations of Unimation and Kawasaki-Unimate Robots in the automotive arena.
RTA’s operations were initially based on supply of robotics to the automotive industry, with RTA being the sole supplier of robots and associated services to Mitsubishi and Toyota, until its closure in 2018.
As a founding member of the Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA), Doug has been instrumental in raising the profile of robotics automation industry form its inception in Australia.
Over the past 30 years, the company has championed the highest levels of quality and process control in our industry, as evidenced by RTA’s Quality Management System, which is recognised as setting the industry standard for excellence in design, procurement, construction, commissioning and customer support of robotics automation systems.
Today, the company installs, commissions and services robotics equipment for businesses within a broad range of industries across Australia and New Zealand. These include manufacturing, food manufacturing, mining, commodity handling, defence and pharmaceutical.
In 2016, RTA was acquired by Diverseco, one of Australia’s leading integrated measurement and automation solutions providers. This heralds an exciting new era for the company at a time when most industries are undergoing a technological renaissance that is transforming operations.
RTA remains an Australian-owned and operated private company.