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Automation, Controls, Repairs & Service

Helping American Manufacturers Stay Globally Competitive


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Automation and Controls Parts Distributor • Industrial Electronics Repairs • On-Site Industrial Field Service • Systems Integration • Contract Manufacturing • Plant & Machine Safety

OEMs hire us for contract manufacturing, mechanical and pneumatic assemblies, vendor managed inventory and supply chain management. End users depend on us for replacement parts, industrial electronic repairs, 24/7 onsite field service, systems integration and retrofits, and plant and machine safety equipment and assessments.

We are a high-tech distributor of parts for more than 30 blue chip manufacturers, including ABB, Omron, Parker, SMC, Wago, Yaskawa drives, Yaskawa motion, Techman and Motoman collaborative robots, and engineered aluminum extrusion assemblies. View our line card.

We can engineer, design, and build your panels. Or we can retrofit and rejuvenate existing control panels with modern components. For OEMs, we can build-to-print using your specified design and components.  We have UL508a electrical control panel shops in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston.

We repair industrial components such as AC/DC drives, PLCs, power supplies, HMIs, touch screens — nearly all makes and models. Our industrial field service technicians can provide on-site troubleshooting and emergency breakdown service at your facility, 24/7/365.


One stop for all of your industrial automation and controls needs

In addition to offering parts from the best suppliers in the industry, Innovative-IDM services what we sell and manufacture.

Industrial Electronics Repairs

Industrial Electronics Repairs

Industrial Electronic Repairs started in 1979 as IDM Controls in Houston. IDM Controls, which stands for Industrial Drive Maintenance, has built a four-decade reputation as the leader in industrial drive maintenance and repairs. There are no evaluation fees to pay, and we warranty all of our repair work for one year. Our repairs depot is in Houston but we tackle repairs sent to us from across North America.We also pick up and deliver repair items in the Greater Houston area.

Industrial Electronics Repairs

Industrial Field Service

Industrial Field Service

Our industrial field service technicians provide local emergency breakdown service. If your facility is experiencing an emergency breakdown, or you just would like an experienced technician to come out and take a look around your facility, the phone is answered 24/7. Call 877.906.2100.

Industrial Field Service

Value Added Services

Value Added Services

Your delivery date is our deadline – period. We grade ourselves against when YOU need the project delivered. Even in the face of raw materials and parts shortages, Innovative-IDM delivers.

Value Added Services

About Innovative IDM

Home of the Legendary Customer Experience

At Innovative-IDM, what drives us is legendary customer service. Exceeding our customers’ expectations requires a team willing to go the extra mile every day and be guided by a specific set of values.

Innovative IDM

About Innovative-IDM

Industrial automation leader Innovative-IDM was founded in 2000 as Innovative Automation with a single location in Dallas. At the time, we were primarily a Contract Manufacturer focused on building electrical control panels. Founders Gene Gray, Tim Mueller, Todd Mueller, and Adam Ring sold during the day and built control panels at night.

Innovative IDM

Careers at Innovative-IDM

Your career deserves a spot on our high performance team. Company goals such as “Retain and Grow the Right People” and “Have Fun!” are but two of our company goals, and some of the reasons for our unique company culture. Innovative is a team-oriented, positive workplace. While we recruit 365/24/7 for highly motivated, goal-oriented people to add to our winning team, we also have regular current opportunities that could be a great fit.

Contact Us

We are not hard to find or difficult to contact. We have stocking locations in Chicago, DFW (HQ), Houston and Tulsa. We don’t use a phone tree, so when you dial 877-906-2100 during regular business hours you know you’ll reach a real person ready to help. You can also reach us via email at [email protected] or via our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.


What our customers say about us…

Thank you for providing us with a technician who was well trained, knowledgeable, driven to achieve results, and very customer orientated.

Able V., Maintenance Lead

Your technician was available when needed over the weekend, which is very important to our production, even though it meant pulling him away from his personal life and family. He always had a smile while working in our plant.

Adrian H., Shop Supervisor

I appreciate all the hard work and effort that you provided while Cyrus was away from the office.  Good customer service, or should I say “legendary customer service” is very hard to come by nowadays.

Anwar C., Purchasing Assistant

This is going to be the beginning of a beautiful relationship…..complete with tracking numbers without having even asked. Nice touch.  Much obliged.

Angie F., Purchasing


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301 W. Vista Ridge Mall Dr.,
Ste. 100, Lewisville, Texas 75067