Our History

Colorado Automation Design (CAD) was established in 2005 and specializes in automation needs including concept, design, manufacturing and installation. CAD works with pharmacy and e-commerce customers, as well as other industries ranging from food packaging to solar, wind and custom assembly automation. It is a Level 2 FANUC Authorized System Integrator for Robotics, an Allen-Bradley® authorized integrator and has a UL508A Certified electrical panel shop and an in-house machine shop to allow for better parts control.

In 2021, CAD was acquired by Tension Packaging & Automation, a leader in packaging and automation solutions. From project design, machine build, and software integration, through service and support, our expertise in e-commerce packaging solutions and pharmacy automation systems helps optimize productivity for customers. Tension Packaging & Automation’s parent company, Tension Corporation, was founded in 1886 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.