For three decades, J.R. Merritt Controls has been a leading voice in the evolution of industrial control and human interface solutions, helping our customers experience heightened levels of machine operator productivity, comfort and safety.
J.R. Merritt was established in the mid 1980s as the exclusive North American licensee for Spohn & Burkhardt GmbH & Co., one of the original manufacturers of industrial switchgear. We staked our early reputation on a new breed of rugged, low-spring-force joysticks for the metals industry and soon expanded our product line to include seating solutions. This allowed us to offer a complete adjustable, turnkey solution – and custom fit – to steel mill operators across the Americas.
In the mid 1990s, J.R. Merritt applied the same mill-duty design principles to a new line of cost-effective, durable joysticks specifically for the mobile equipment market. Today, every controller we build is as unique as its application and operator. From the handle to the output technology, we partner with our customers to identify and engineer the controls that will meet and exceed the needs of their application. We’re proud of the fact that our customers consider our engineers and technical staff to be an extension of their own team.
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, J.R. Merritt would like to thank the customers, suppliers and partners that continue to make this such an exciting, rewarding journey. We pledge to remain dedicated to providing innovative application solutions and products of unmatched quality and durability. Among the advancements that we are excited to share this year is our new crane simulator station, which allows operators to virtually practice with our equipment in simulated real-world scenarios.