We are Michigan's Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center

Automation Alley is a nonprofit manufacturing and technology business association and Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. We connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation. We offer programs, resources and knowledge to help our members grow and prosper in the digital age.

What is Industry 4.0?

Our Foundation Members


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. 6 for Integr8 2019 at Detroit’s TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center).


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

MI Smart Factory Tour

Automation Alley's MI Smart Factory Tour is a program designed to expose the future workforce to some of the most technologically advanced smart factories in the nation, allowing students to explore Industry 4.0 technologies and in-demand manufacturing jobs right here in Michigan.

MI Smart Factory Tour

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.

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!"

Scott Ellsworth

"We found Integr8 effective at engaging a broad audience of industry folks passionate about the topics we presented."

Daniel Zaliwski

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

Submit your online membership application and begin growing your business.