On May 24, at the 2018 Governor’s Export Award reception in Union League Club of Chicago, AIM received the prestigious “Exporter of the Year” award.

AIM Inc., a.k.a. Automated Industrial Machinery, Inc., manufactures industrial CNC bending machinery.  Founded in 1992 by Constantine Grapsas, AIM Inc. has grown to become the premier CNC bending machine supplier, serving customers worldwide.

AIM provides equipment to contract wire fabricators and manufacturers who form wire as components for their own product lines. Our equipment is used to support automotive, aerospace, medical, point-of-purchase display, refrigeration, food service, HVAC, storage, agricultural, and material handling applications.

With technical sales representation in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America and Asia, AIM is seeing exceptional growth and acceptance of its entire line of equipment.

Contributing growth factors include the fastest machine forming speeds in the market and a reputation for the best value and technical support.  Continuing the quest to provide the best manufacturing solutions, AIM Inc. provides total turn-key integration for complete lights out operations, allowing the customer to achieve new lean manufacturing capabilities.

“Exports have been a strategic growth vehicle for AIM:  International Magazine advertisements, Heavy Internet and media exposure, international trade shows, Constant Global Representation search with the assistance of the U.S. Commercial Service, State of Illinois Trade & Investment Offices, iSTEP programs, and “Product Internationalization” in multiple languages, we managed to continue our export business growth to almost 40% of sales”.