Company History

About PAA

Peak Analysis and Automation  – PAA – was formed by the merger in 2012 of Process Analysis & Automation (a UK limited company founded in 1992) and Peak Robotics Inc (a privately held Corporation founded in 1989).

Directech logoIn 2020, Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA) was acquired by Directech Group of Companies.  Directech is a provider of custom industrial and automation solutions for markets such as the automotive, national processing, and distribution facilities. PAA will continue to offer a design and build service for laboratory workcells and robots.

The company remains highly flexible and devoted to each customer’s special needs.

PAA Head office

Peak Analysis and Automation Ltd (UK)

PAA provides state-of-the-art automation technology to major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, research institutes, consumer healthcare, academia, and lab automation companies. The company was founded by five former members of the PAA team at the BP Research Centre at Sunbury-on-Thames, UK. Originally supplying bespoke data acquisition systems to UK industries, we now trade globally with products and services covering the field of laboratory automation. Our key products are Overlord™, an advanced laboratory automation software package; an extensive range of S-CEL laboratory workcells; S-LAB™ our automated plate handler; laboratory robots; and a range of storage and accessory products.

PAA US premises

Peak Robotics Inc (USA)

PAA designs and builds a range of precision laboratory robots for laboratory and manufacturing applications.  The founders of the company have many years’ experience in factory automation and robotics prior to incorporating in 1989. The company started (under the name of MEKAnize Inc.) as an integrator of motion control products and then expanded into manufacturing its own robots. Currently, the robots are manufactured in-house for use in the biotechnology and clinical automation markets. Our range includes the BiNEDx, KiNEDx, SciNEDx, and GX robots.  PAA also supplies a range of storage and accessory products including hotel racks, sequential stacks, docking stations, carousels, nests, and other accessories.

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