When you choose ARi, you have selected a business partner for whom failure is not an option. We are passionate about excellence, innovation, and getting the job done right the first time.
ARi is a leading provider of integrated engineering solutions and a market leader in engine and powertrain testing. We partnered with top OEMs in Off Highway, as well as some of today’s industry leaders in Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Manufacturing.
Anchored by our four disciplines in systems, design, controls and testing, ARi’s power of “i” represents the innovation, intelligence, ingenuity and insight that differentiates us from our competition. Powered by the strength of our people, process and technology, market leaders turn to ARi to cost effectively deliver complex solutions to their most challenging requirements.
Today ARi employs over 800 engineers world-wide, representing multiple nationalities and countries with office locations in North America and India.
In 2001, armed with the experience gained from the involvement in developing electronic control systems and extensive field experience, ARi’s founder, Ravi Gudapati, co-founded Indus Research and Development Inc. (IRAD). With long standing relationships in place and a thorough understanding of the application of engines and the rigorous conditions they operate, IRAD team was able to secure multiple development projects and establish an offshore delivery center in Hyderabad, India.
In 2006, Mr. Gudapati spun off IRAD to Automotive Robotics Inc. (ARi) with an aspiration to achieve a vision beyond IRAD. His dream to build a world-class engine testing facility from concept to reality fueled the passion for the next venture. With a simple test facility in a leased warehouse space accompanied by a small team of experienced engineers, mechanics and machine shop technicians, the team proved its model taking it from concept to reality. From the success of that small project, it encouraged him to take his dream full scale.
In the summer of 2008, ARi’s effort to build a world class engine testing facility was realized. Located in East Peoria, Illinois, ARi’s 40,800 square foot space boasts a full-service, state of the art facility equipped with a full in-house mechanic and machine shop, complete with seven large engine test cells located on six acres.