ATS Makes Business Run Better.

Founded in 1985, ATS employs more than 3,000 people across the US, Mexico and the United Kingdom and is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.


Milestones & Awards

  • ATS opens a branch office in Mexico supporting over 90 employees at three customer locations
  • ATS ventures into new markets including food and distribution
  • Economic Development Council Growth and Innovation Award
  • The 2006 Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence Bronze Award
  • Honda Supplier Performance Award
  • Eaton Top 50 Supplier Award
  • State of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Award Winner
  • Eaton Corporation awards ATS with the Premier Business Partner for services provided at 14 Eaton locations throughout the United States and Mexico
  • The Blaudow/ATS Technical Leadership in Manufacturing scholarship is launched to recruit, educate and train the next generation of technical leaders
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
  • IAOP Best 20 Companies by Service Offered: Product Research, Development and Manufacture
  • IAOP Best 10 Companies by Industry Focus: Service
  • American Legion’s Employer of the Year Award
  • Caterpillar Inc. Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification – ATS first indirect supplier to receive this award
  • IAOP Top 20 in Providing Services to Consumer Goods Industries
  • IAOP Top 5 Best Companies in Mexico
  • IAOP Best 20 Leaders by Industry Focus: Retail and Consumer Goods
  • IAOP Best 5 Companies by Service Offered: Product Manufacturing
  • IAOP Best 5 Companies by Region Serviced: Mexico
  • IAOP Best 20 Leaders by Region Served: UK
  • IAOP Best 5 Companies by Industry Focus: Automotive
  • IAOP Best 20 Leaders by Industry Focus: Discrete Manufacturing
  • IAOP Best 5 Leaders by Regions Served: Mexico
  • Caterpillar MQ11006 Quality Certification
  • Eaton Premier Supplier Award
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Superior Safety Record Award: ATS South East Office, Site 155 CAT Greenville, Site 174 Eaton Electrical Greenwood, Site 202 Eaton Sumter, Site 282 Eaton Hydraulic Greenwood, Site 302 Eaton North Charleston, Site 407 CAT Newberry
  • Northamptonshire IoD East Midlands Director of the Year Award: Derek Hill, Managing Director of Advanced Technology Services (UK)
  • IAOP Best 5 Leaders – Automotive
  • IAOP Best 20 Leaders – Discrete Manufacturing
  • IAOP Best 5 Companies – Mexico
  • Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
  • Record number of employees - 3,200
  • ATS acquires technical training company Learn Maintenance
  • ATS UK awarded “Best Companies To Watch”
  • The Wall Street Journal runs feature story on ATS
  • ATS awarded Caterpillar Supplier Certification Award for achieving quality excellence for the fifth time
  • CNBC Squawk Box features ATS with all day-coverage
  • GI Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers
  • Awarded 'Supplier of the Year' by Wesco
  • Industrial Part Services division launched new 3D printing capability
  • Presented with 'North American Factory Maintenance & Industrial Services Customer Value Leadership Award' by Frost & Sullivan
  • Chosen as a 'Top 100 Military Friendly Employer' by GI Jobs
  • Celebrated Advanced Technology Services 30th anniversary
  • Jeff Owens named Chief Executive Officer
  • Granted 'President's Award for Safety' by Borg Warner, Bellwood, IL facility
  • ATS UK awarded 'Best Companies 1 Star accreditation'
  • ATS Southeast regional office relocated to a new location
  • Donated nearly $290K to various charities including United Way, Red Cross and Easter Seals

Leadership Team

Our Culture

It all starts with safety. That’s why it is the number one tenet of our culture. It serves as the foundation that we build from. And as a continuous improvement company — we are always striving to become better, both as an organization and as individuals. Our eight tenets below are the foundation of our culture.

Live Safety
Delight Customers
Develop People
Drive Growth
Create Innovation
Nurture Relationships
Demonstrate Leadership
Deliver Results