We are Michigan's Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center

Automation Alley is Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. Our programs give companies a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. We obsess over disruptive technologies like AI, the Internet of Things and automation, and work hard to make these complex concepts easier for companies to understand and implement. As a nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, we connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation.

What is Industry 4.0?

Our Foundation Members

Global Economic Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

This annual economic outlook will feature experts discussing how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business around the world in 2020. Can't make it to the event? No worries! Click here on Jan. 16 at 8:30 a.m. EST to watch the event live.

Global Economic Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Technology in Industry Report

Automation Alley's Technology in Industry Report is a data-driven guide to Industry 4.0 implementation featuring 150 pages of use cases, emerging trends, challenges, opportunities and action items for industry.

Technology in Industry Report


Integr8: The Industry 4.0 Conference brings together business and industry experts from around the world to Detroit to discuss how technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are rapidly changing global manufacturing. Join us Nov. 10 for Integr8 2020 at Detroit’s TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center).


We Match Michigan Businesses With Growth Opportunities

Welcome to Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center. We support the technology and manufacturing businesses that call Michigan home, and we want to support you! Become an Automation Alley member today and let us help you increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions.

Small Company<br/>Membership

Small Company

Perfect for companies that are just beginning to explore Industry 4.0. Be a student of digitalization and transformation.

Medium Company<br/>Membership

Medium Company

Perfect for companies that are ready to take the first steps to digital transformation. Be an adopter of digitalization and transformation.



Perfect for companies that have implemented Industry 4.0 projects within their businesses and are ready to expand those initiatives. Be a collaborator for digitalization and transformation.



Perfect for companies that are Industry 4.0 leaders and innovators and are ready to provide the governance necessary to support Automation Alley’s core mission.

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What Our Members Are Saying

Join Automation Alley's growing ecosystem of technology and manufacturing businesses shaping our future.

Daniel Zaliwski

"The customer relationships created through member-only events have allowed GABLETEK to grow its workforce within the manufacturing sector."

Carrie Uhl

"I was impressed with the caliber of attendees at the Intergr8 conference. Throughout the sessions I attended, I also found myself better able to separate the hype from the reality, and hear practical ways to implement Industry 4.0 solutions."

Margaret M Bezerko
Electronic Design & Packaging Co.

"The Automation Alley representatives are friendly, accommodating and responsive. They want you to succeed. I enjoy being a member of this organization!"

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