Contec Celebrates 25 Years of Innovative Technology Solutions for OEMs

Fueled by record revenues in 2015, Melbourne, Florida based technology systems integrator, Contec is building on its 25 year history to expand its presence supporting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) / Machine-to-Machine (M2M) markets. Original members Gene Garofalo and Dan Butler continue to lead the organization which has grown from just 3 employees to support some of the world’s leading OEM including 7 of the top 10 largest medical device manufacturers and Fortune 100 and 500 companies in a variety of other industries including industrial automation, food processing, and homeland security.

Contec., a global leader in technology systems integration, this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. In 1991 co-founders Art Schmitt and Gene Garofalo recognized a need in the manufacturing community for consistent, reliable embedded computing technology and specialized services to support OEMs with complete end-to-end technology solutions. Over the course of the last 25 years, they made that vision a reality. Contec has supported some of the world’s leading manufacturers including 7 of the top 10 largest medical device manufacturers in addition to 5 Fortune 100 and 5 Fortune 500 OEMs in a variety of other industries including industrial automation, food processing, and homeland security. The company closed-out 2015 with revenues at an all-time high and is on pace in 2016 for another record breaking year.

General Manager, Dan Butler, attributes Contec’s ongoing success to the hard work and dedication of its employees. “It’s really all about the people and it’s been that way since we first began and there were only 3 of us,” reflected Butler.

“Our team is passionate about what they do and motivated by prioritizing the customer above all else – holding themselves accountable to the highest levels of quality and innovation.”

Today, Contec is leveraging its experience and that of its corporate family which includes Contec Co., Ltd and Daifuku, world leaders for over 80 years in industrial technology and material handling, to help manufacturers modernize their factory operations to become more efficient using IoT and machine-to-machine technology. Contec’s mission goes beyond installing products, it encompasses planned implementation so that systems and subsystems operate in harmony to deliver accuracy. The advancements can yield increased efficiency, improved product quality, lower operating costs, and decreased downtime as equipment can predict and prevent maintenance issues before they arise.

“We've got some great opportunities in front of us,” said Butler. “Technology is changing at a rapid pace, our customers are excited about doing new and different things, and we've got a lot of innovation and innovative ideas that we can bring to the table to build the next 25 years. We are looking forward to a bright future.”

About Contec Americas Inc.

Contec Americas is a global technology design, manufacturing, and integration company with an extensive portfolio of solutions ranging from tier 1 computers to fully custom computing platforms, displays, and All-in Ones (AIO). Contec provides additional value to its customers through product design & innovation, life cycle management, logistics and post-production support. Our products and services are sold around the world to customers in many segments including industrial automation, IoT/M2M, medical and diagnostics, transportation, military simulation, and gaming. Contec Americas is a proud member of the Contec Co., Ltd. Group companies, founded on innovations in industrial computing and PC based technology since 1975.