About Us





Apex Industrial Automation, LLC was established on April 15, 2006.  Ryan started the business as a independent distributor in a small warehouse in Downers Grove with 3 employees. 
Since 2006 we have acquired 7 different businesses which each brought a new/improved value add service for our customers. 


I began with a vision to build a truly world class service organization back in April of 2006. Today’s customers expect and DESERVE more from their suppliers. APEX continues to set standards by which all other distributors are measured. APEX was the first to develop a company iPhone and Android App. We continue to pioneer our online Asset Manager software offering customers real time inventory, pricing and electronic ordering. We’ve coupled these services with our Repair and Control Panel Shops. We continue to hire and invest heavily in our human assets as we thrive to be consultants for our customers. Our team is passionate about the success of our customers. We are available to assist 24 hours / 7 days a week. Give us an opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities, you won’t be disappointed.
Ryan Watts
Owner / President
Apex has partnered with leading manufacturers and suppliers in supplying our customers with all of their mechanical and electrical product needs.  Our staff is dedicated to not only being a product provider but also bringing innovative solutions with the latest technology available.  With our unique combinations of experience, knowledge, resources and total service commitment you are assured of customized solutions that help you improve the way you do business.  From our improved ordering and tracking procedures to our cost saving inventory management, we can help you optimize efficiency, maximize your investment and remain globally competitive for years to come.
Our fully integrated repair and machine shop can provide you with all your industrial repair needs.  Our staff can identify what's best for your worn parts and assemblies and help you choose to either repair, rebuild or replace.to an even new, more efficient system.
Apex also prides ourselves on providing fully engineered, custom control panels for all areas of industrial and commercial use.  We are a UL50A Certified Control Panel shop with the ability to produce "one-off" panels or repetitive control panels.  Our purchasing power allows us to purchase components at competitive rates resulting in cost-effective control solutions for you.  
Apex is becoming the "Single Source Provider" for many customers in the Chicagoland Area.  Customers know that they can count on us for Quality Products, Quality Repair and Superior Customer Service!
Contact us today to learn how Apex can become your single source provider!  Call 1-866-924-2808 or email us at sales@apexindustrialautomation.com