New Berlin, WI (May 12, 2021) – Industrial Automation Solutions, Inc. (IAS Inc.), a leading systems integrator of robotics, machine vision, control systems, and industrial safety, announced today it has entered a strategic partnership with Viking Masek Packaging Technologies, a top manufacturer of automated packaging systems. The partnership features closer collaboration between the two companies as well as Viking Masek purchasing an undisclosed stake in IAS. The agreement reflects a strong commitment by both companies to provide industry leading automation systems and solutions that help companies increase productivity, improve product quality, and better carry out their manufacturing objectives. By bringing together expertise in packaging equipment and robotics, the two companies will be able to offer integrated solutions that automate packing, packaging, palletizing, and beyond. “We’re incredibly excited to continue the collaboration between our two companies and formally solidify our relationship through this partnership,” said Paul Szeflinski, President and Founder of IAS. “We are seeing an increasing trend of manufacturers realizing the advantages automating their most important processes. By bringing together the integrated packaging system machine capabilities of Viking Masek with the robotic and automation abilities of IAS, we are able to provide solutions that address more areas of the modern factory and ultimately provide deeper value to our clients.” Existing customers of both Viking Masek and IAS will now have access to a larger solutions portfolio while maintaining the same client-centric service and support approach. Daily operations at both companies will remain unchanged, with each continuing to leverage their existing infrastructure, leadership, and expertise to provide integrated automation solutions to their customers. “This partnership will offer our clients new technology that will supercharge their ability to increase efficiency, flexibility, and competitiveness,” said RC Huhn, Viking Masek CFO and co-owner. “The combination of IAS robotics with our durable packaging machines and equipment partners will help our clients simplify by providing a single source to meet all of their packaging automation needs.” IAS Inc. has been providing turn-key automation systems to manufacturers across industries since 1998. It is well known for designing custom systems that increase manufacturing throughput and improve product quality, while protecting workers by meeting global safety standards. The company has been experiencing rapid growth and recently completed an expansion of its headquarters in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Viking Masek has been providing integrated packaging systems to manufacturers and contract packagers since 2004. Known for their durability and superior performance, Viking Masek packaging systems are the backbone of many top consumer packaged goods companies across the nation and around the world. After experiencing unprecedented growth, the company recently began a 33,000 sq ft expansion of its US headquarters in Oostburg, Wisconsin. To learn more about the new partnership and the enhanced product offering, contact Bryan Brisch at email@example.com or visit www.iasworldwide.com. About IAS IAS Inc. is a systems integration company developing automation that bring technology to life and enables our clients to improve their manufacturing performance. IAS robotic solutions feature experts in mechanical design, electrical engineering, and robot programming to assure that each system is crafted to address the unique demands of each application. The result is systems that are being leveraged by companies across the world to become more efficient, more agile, and more productive. About Viking Masek Packaging Technologies Viking Masek Packaging Technologies is a packaging system manufacturer that creates unique automated solutions to help clients meet growing demand, increase production capacity, reduce reliance on manual labor, and bring their packaging dreams to life. With its team of in-house engineers and experienced technicians, each packaging line is configured and tested to meet exact end user requirements, enabling clients to increase revenues quickly with less risk.