Who We Are

Over 30 years ago, Gordon Cates founded our company in Houston, Texas. Since then we’ve expanded to three Texas locations serving customers throughout the U.S. and in a number of foreign countries. Sadly, Gordon is no longer with us – but his legacy lives on in our company’s principles and culture.

I2R, now based in Plano, TX, is a systems integration company that partners with manufacturing firms to develop and implement automation solutions to increase production, improve quality, and reduce costs.

We have proven experience serving manufacturers in industries such as Food and Beverage, Building Materials, and Paint, Coatings and Finishing. Since 1978, we have successfully completed over 15,000 automation projects for our customers.

At I2R, our culture is firmly rooted in the values of honesty, integrity, commitment and reliability. Integrity – it’s not just our name – It’s Who We Are.

We are committed to delivering the top quality service and reliable support that our customers have come to expect and need for success in their businesses.

What We Do

Full-Service Automation Solutions.

I2R offers the following key services that help our customers use state-of-the-art automation technology to fulfill their manufacturing needs:

  • Engineering & Design
  • Project Management
  • Industrial Networking (IT) Installation (via partners)
  • Startup Support & Training
  • Electrical & Mechanical Design
  • Panel Fabrication


Our Expertise

Throughout our long history, we have developed expertise in varied processes that benefit manufacturers across many industries.

  • Plant Line Automation
  • Process Control
  • Electrical Power Design
  • Machine Control
  • Servo and Linear Motors
  • Variable Speed Drives
  • Material Handling
  • Motion Control Applications