About us

Overview

Rapid Control Service, Inc. provides industrial automation components to West Michigan’s leading system builders and manufacturers.  With decades of industry experience, Rapid’s veteran sales and support staff provide personal service, technical expertise, and a wealth of product knowledge.  More than a resource to our customers, we strive to be a trusted partner.  We have worked hard for more than 50 years to earn our reputation as the go-to problem solver for critical projects and systems.

A stocking distributor for industry-best automation and control product lines, Rapid Control maintains long-standing partnerships with many automation equipment manufacturers such as: SMC Pneumatics, Tolomatic, Norgren Vacuum (formerly Vaccon), Suhner Machining Spindles, HTM Sensors, Frame World Structural Aluminum Extrusion, and many more.

Our History

Rapid Control was founded in 1964 to provide resistance welding equipment and service to manufacturers in West Michigan.

Rapid grew quickly, and soon expanded into pneumatics and motion control in order to better serve our customer base, becoming a compete provider of factory automation components.

Rapid has thrived in this market, becoming SMC Pneumatics’ premier Technical Distributor for West Michigan, and a top-tier distributor for a wide variety of other automation component manufacturers.

In response to overwhelming customer demand, Rapid branched out again, adding assembly equipment and tooling to the mix, including STANLEY Assembly Technologies, and Makita Production & Assembly products.

Rapid Control remains family owned, and focused on providing real solutions to our automation partners through traditional sales and service channels, while preparing for an increasingly digital future through investments in the Rapid family of websites, www.rapidcontrol.com and www.rapidassemblytools.com.

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