JHFOSTER Announces the Acquisition of DevLinks
Thursday, May 18, 2023
by: Christie Koester

Section: Press Releases

John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. (“JHFOSTER”) today announced it has acquired privately held DevLinks Ltd, a leading systems integrator providing full-service automation solutions to include design, integration and installation with emphasis on the plastics industry.

“The pandemic impacted production across a host of industry segments and placed a spotlight on the increased need for automation and robotic solutions that enable manufacturers to support their business and supply chain challenges,” said Nicholas W. Martino, CEO and President, JHFOSTER. “We are making significant investments to provide our customers with the technology, service, support and relevant product resources that best meet their specific industry, application, and budget. The acquisition of DevLinks supports JHFOSTER’s growth strategy and further enhances the company’s level of expertise and solutions.”

“DevLinks and the JHFOSTER group of companies are both committed to delivering innovative products and exceptional support,” said Robert Devlin, President, DevLinks. “This shared vision and the ability to collaborate with a team of industry leaders to provide our customers with advanced solutions by offering diverse products and services will enable our clients to become more competitive in the marketplace.”

This is the third acquisition in 6 months for JHFOSTER. Devlinks joins a group of businesses including Accu Tech USA, Automation & Robotics Solutions (A&RS), Celco Automation, PTS Products, Sensors Incorporated, and Sensors Integration. The president of DevLinks, Robert Devlin, will report to Nicholas W. Martino, CEO and President of JHFOSTER.

DevLinks will continue to operate in Illinois, and nationally under the same brand, and remain at its headquarters in Arlington Heights. JHFOSTER will continue to operate in its five-state territory, and from its main location in Eagan, MN.

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JHFOSTER, headquartered in Eagan, MN, represents a strategic collection of industry-leading manufacturers, experienced engineers, support teams and automation & robotics distributors. We specialize in automation motion control, compressed air, and robotics to advance technology, drive innovation forward and deliver end-to-end solutions – across the nation and around globe.

For more information, please visit www.jhfoster.com

About DevLinks

DevLinks is a national systems integrator with a focus on tailoring robotics technology and advanced automation solutions for the plastic’s industry. From the project inception to completion, DevLinks’ process involves project management, mechanical engineering, robot programming, controls engineering, support and diagnostics, installation and documentation making them a one-stop solution shop for most automation needs. As a contract machine shop, they offer many services and capabilities, such as build-to-print assembly and retrofitting existing equipment. Located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, DevLinks operates out of a 25,000-square foot warehouse that includes a workshop and loading docks. DevLinks was founded in 2004 by Robert Devlin.