About us

Rapid Assembly Tools

Rapid Assembly Tools – a Rapid Control Service brand – was launched after Rapid became an Authorized Reseller for STANLEY Assembly Technologies and Makita assembly Tools in order to better serve our customers, both current and future.


Rapid Control is West Michigan’s Premier SMC Technical Distributor, offering assembly services, Vendor Managed Inventory, and fast delivery from our locally-stocked inventory.

Factory Automation

Rapid Lines include: resistance welding, linear motion, cables and cable management, vacuum tooling, end-of-arm-tools and components, safety devices, structural extrusion and engineered assemblies, and more.

Rapid Control Service, Inc.

Rapid Control provides industrial automation components to West Michigan’s leading system builders and manufacturers.  With decades of industry experience, Rapid’s experienced sales and support staff provides personal service, technical expertise, and a wealth of product knowledge.  More than a resource to our customers, we are a trusted partner.  We have worked hard for more than 50 years to earn our reputation as the premier go-to problem solver for critical projects and systems.

A stocking distributor for industry-best automation and control product lines, Rapid Control maintains long-standing partnerships with many automation equipment manufacturers such as: SMC, Tol-O-Matic, Vaccon, Arrow, Suhner, HTM, and many more.  We have a long and successful history of helping our customers solve their production and machine-building challenges.

Beyond Assembly

Expanding into the assembly tooling market is just the first step for Rapid to grow our presence in the factory automation marketplace to better serve our customers. 

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rapid has sales engineers and customer support staff serving West Michigan and beyond.

Since 1964, we are your Partner in Automation & Assembly.

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