MiQ Partners continues to add capacity in California

Leading developer of manufacturing automation systems expands footprint in life sciences industry with new acquisition of Oakland-based machine building firm.

MiQ Partners

MiQ Partners, an intelligent automation firm with operational facilities in Carlsbad, California and West Chester, Ohio announces the purchase of CKC Engineering, a precision automation machine building company in Oakland, California. This acquisition is designed to increase local services and support for existing clients located in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, and further capacity to serve additional clients across the life sciences sector and other industries.

With the addition of a third facility, MiQ's total capacity is 155,000ft2, allocated as follows:

  • West Chester, OH - 100,000ft2
  • Carlsbad, CA - 38,000ft2
  • Oakland, CA - 17,000ft2

CKC Engineering brings complimentary expertise in automation solutions for the life sciences industry, providing custom automation machines for global brands such as Baxter, Medtronic, and Boston Scientific. Specialty services they bring to MiQ Partners include aseptic syringe filling, vertical farming manufacturing solutions, and packaging for medicinal products.

"The addition of CKC Engineering helps to complete the vision of MiQ Partners to be a single source for comprehensive automation solutions for life sciences in California," says Olaf Tessarzyk. "Our Carlsbad facility has doubled in size, helping to contribute to the burgeoning growth of life sciences manufacturing in California. This acquisition now allows us to partner with companies across the entire west coast, helping to increase efficiencies for a wide variety of leaders in both the life sciences and other industries. MiQ and CKC represent proven engineers with innovative minds that are driving unparalleled outcomes for clients nationwide."

Founded in 2005, CKC Engineering brings a team of 13 highly accomplished automation engineers with proven entrepreneurial experience to MiQ Partners, increasing the company's total staff to nearly 150 professionals nationwide.

MiQ Partners was founded in 2019 when TSS Technologies and R&3D Automation were acquired by Resilience Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Cleveland, Ohio. The businesses were integrated to form MiQ Partners, a new platform focusing on intelligent automation services across life sciences, aerospace, industrial and CPG industries offering custom solutions, automation machines, contract manufacturing, build to print, contract machining, and engineering design services.

"This acquisition is a major milestone for MiQ's vision to become the dominant provider of custom automation solutions in manufacturing across industries, helping move companies and economies forward as our nation ramps up production for critical products," says Ki Mixon, a partner at Resilience Capital. "We at Resilience are pleased with the progress MIQ is making as a business and the impact this highly accomplished team is having on the production goals of its clients nationwide."

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