History

The Beginning

IRCO Automation® was founded in 1963 as the Brantford Tool Company, manufacturing press brake dies and tooling. To supplement sales, the company also manufactured irrigation equipment under the name Irrigation Company Ltd—as sales of this equipment grew, the company changed its name to IRCO Industries Limited.
 

Welding Positioners – Welding Automation Solutions

In the mid 60’s, the company began manufacturing weld positioning equipment. In 1989, the company changed it’s name to IRCO Automation, to better reflect the increasing level of controls and automation added to the company’s core competencies.
 

IRCO Joins RoMan Manufacturing

In 2008, IRCO became the welding automation business unit of RoMan Manufacturing; a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of welding transformers. Through this transaction, IRCO added a total of 31,000 sq. feet of manufacturing space in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 

IRCO Automation Today

Today, IRCO has an impressive portfolio of completed projects—from weld positioning products to highly sophisticated welding automation solutions; for a variety of industry sectors and applications. Our present and future business would not be possible without the heritage & experience developed in our formative years—some of which are featured below.