BluePrint Automation was founded to supply the "missing link" for automatic case packing of non rigid packages.
1983A manufacturing facility opens in Woerden, The Netherlands. Soon exports were made to some 20 countries including the U.S.A.
1987 A U.S. subsidiary was set up in Richmond, Virginia with a crew of four.
1988 Due to enormous growth, a new 50,000 square feet headquarters and manufacturing facility was built in Woerden, The Netherlands.
1989 BluePrint Automation establishes a sales office in the United Kingdom for geographic and marketing efficiency.
1992 BluePrint Automation wins the Blue Chip Award at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
1993 The Far East becomes an important market for BluePrint Automation. More than 15 lines have been installed with 12 more on order.
1996 BluePrint Automation forms partnership with the University of Virginia's School of Engineering to pioneer leading edge applications of machine control technology.
BluePrint maintains fully staffed European and U.S. research and development facilities dedicated to pure research, product testing, and new product development.
A new engineering, sales, and service office opens on the American west coast.
1997 Due to high customer volume a sales office opens in Chicago, Illinois.
BluePrint Automation breaks ground for a new 40,000 square feet headquarters and manufacturing facility in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
1998 Governor Allen officially opens BluePrint's new U.S. headquarters.
2000 BluePrint Automation opens a brand new engineering, sales, and assembly facility in Woerden, The Netherlands; continuing the trend of success.
2001 To better serve the Australia and the far east markets, BluePrint Automation opens a sales office in Australia.
A new sales office in the United Kingdom opens in Grimsby to cover all the United Kingdom.
BluePrint Automation opens sales office in Atlanta, GA.
2002 To better serve our ever growing market in Latin America, BluePrint Automation hires Latin America Sales Manager.
BluePrint Automation opens a brand new Research and Development facility in Reno, Nevada.
2003 BluePrint Robotics, Inc. is founded to provide sophisticated vision-guided robotics to the food processing industry.
BluePrint Automation opens a new Sales office in Germany reinforcing our market share in the region.
BluePrint Automation, Inc. celebrates 15 years of excellence!
2004 Due to growth, BluePrint Automation opens sales office in France.
BluePrint Automation ships 1000th machine in U.S.
2005 To better serve our growing market in the Northwest, BluePrint Automation hires a Northwest Regional Sales Manager.
BluePrint Automation BV celebrates 25 years!
2006 BluePrint Robotics relocates to Longmont, Colorado, increasing office and manufacturing space.
Blueprint Automation opens sales office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2007 Recieves PMT Magazines Packaging Line of the Year.
Honored with Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA Business of the Year Award.
BluePrint Automation begins expansion of Virginia headquarters.
BluePrint Automation Inc. celebrates 20 years of excellence!
Mentor Hopewell High School's First Robotics Team's annual competitions.
2008 BluePrint Automation, Inc. holds open house to showcase its 25,000 square feet expansion
2009BluePrint Automation, Inc. continues to GO GREEN. All project books are now electronic, no more paper!
2010BPA B.V. adds approximately 6500 square feet to the Woerden Netherlands facility.
2012Founder, Bob Prakken, passes away.
BPA hires Director for South America to further develop BPA in South America with office in São Paulo Brazil
2013BPA acquires Racupack B.V., adding 25+ years of experience in wrap-around and carton loading solutions.
BPA hires Director for Asian market to further develop BPA in Asia with office in Hangzhou China.
2014An additional 18,000 SqFt of work space is added in Longmont, CO to keep up with demand.
Mike Ganacoplos retires as President of BPA North and South America after 16 years.
Peter Schneider succeeds Mike Ganacoplos as President of BPA North and South America.
BPA patents a retail ready case solution designed to use less corrugate than a traditional retail ready carton.
Aaron Johnson joins team as VP Robotics and General Manager in Longmont CO.