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In 1985, Raymond Gatta started designing automated equipment out of his home in Aurora, Ohio. As a degreed mechanical engineer from Ohio University, he became an innovator in the automotive industry, creating more reliable and practical automated line tracking methods that were ahead of its time.


rpGatta Moves Into New and Current Building

rpGatta built a new building with an 8,000 sqft engineering office and 20,000 sqft shop. This is still the building that rpGatta resides in today.


L.E.T. Partnership

rpGatta becomes L.E.T.’s exclusive North American distributer and provider of headlamp aiming systems.


Second Generation Joins rpGatta Full Time

Ray’s Daughters, Kelly and Erin, both join rpGatta. They both have engineering degrees and are currently working as a Director of Procurement and Proposal Engineering Manager, respectively.


1st Major Building Expansion

In 2018, rpGatta expended the shop from 20,000 sqft to 30,000 sqft to accommodate building more equipment.


Assembly Line Development and Integration

rpGatta expanded its capabilities to design and build entire assembly lines.


2nd Major Building Expansion

In 2020, despite the pandemic, rpGatta expanded its shop from 30,000 sqft to 45,000 sqft and the engineering department from 8,000 sqft to 11,000 sqft.


Land Purchase

rpGatta purchased the 7.5 acre lot behind the current building to allow for future expansions.