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About Us

We are leaders in the automation industry, delivering excellence to every customer.

Our mechanical and control engineers work collaboratively and closely with each customer to deliver reliable systems that meet or exceed requirements. Our work spans a wide range of industries and applications, including medical (clean room), automotive, electronic, agriculture, and many more. We are a custom machine builder, and no application is beyond our limits.

Allow our Award-Winning team help lead your next project from brainstorming to flawless execution.

Typically, our systems are “turnkey” fully automated machines, but we work within your budget to design a system that meets your needs. We have built many pilot assembly lines utilizing bench top fixtures and operators to accommodate customers’ needs. As experts in the field of automation, we help solve your automation problems from the beginning, with concurrent and collaborative development.

Our consistent record of on-time delivery is unparalleled. Providing you with a highly reliable, cost-effective solution that meets your requirements and requires minimal maintenance, avoiding excessive downtime. Advanced machine design and project management techniques, decades of experience, and close attention to the prototyping stage help us achieve dependable, high-performance results. A vast library of past jobs to draw upon allows us to often save you both money and critical time in your schedule.

Our Team

Our team is the whole package. Although our highly educated and experienced mechanical and controls engineering team is often the star of the show, we could not be successful without the entire team from front office to shipping and receiving. We are vertically integrated and in control of the entire process and schedule. Accountants, assembly technicians, machinists, engineers, and all support staff at Masterbilt Automation Systems have an average of well over 20 years of experience. You won’t find a better team to take your project to the next level.


Our History

The history of innovation and precision machining at Masterbilt begins in 1944. Over the past 75-plus years, we have maintained an uncompromising commitment to the highest quality standards, production efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

Smooth leadership transitions from one generation to the next, built upon decades of technical experience, provide a consistent framework of operation. Since 1960, we have focused on excellence in manufacturing high-precision machined parts for the aerospace, defense, medical implants and devices, and other specialized industries.

Today, Masterbilt, Inc. continues to expand, establishing Centers of Excellence and investing extensively in advanced technology. Masterbilt Automation Solutions joined the Masterbilt family of companies in 2022, and Masterbilt Precision Machining gained a second specialized complex milling location with the acquisition of Helm Precision Ltd. in 2023.

  • 1944

    South Bend Machine Works begins operations
  • 1949


    Life Magazine Article featuring sprinkler

  • 1950

    First government order received as Masterbuilt Machine Products

  • 1960

    Sprinkler phased out, focus on machining.

  • 1961


    1961 – 1992: Focus on aerospace and defense products

  • 1992


    1992 – 2014: Expansion into industrial and medical

  • 2005


    Machinery investment improving technology.

  • 2015


    Additional investment in machinery and lean tool deployment.

  • 2018


    Acquisition of Precision Piece Parts, Incorporated

  • 2020


    Created Center of Excellence at Voorde plant

  • 2021


    Added Masterbilt Automation Solutions, through the acquisition of Production Assembly Systems, Inc., and added the capabilities to design and build advanced custom automated systems

  • 2023


    Acquired Helm Precision Ltd., creating a second location for specialty complex milling services

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12568 Kirkham Court
Poway, CA 92064

Corporate Headquarters
Masterbilt, Inc.
3801 Voorde Drive
South Bend, IN 46628

12568 Kirkham Court
Poway, CA 92064
Corporate Headquarters
Masterbilt, Inc.
3801 Voorde Drive
South Bend, IN 46628