By; Mike Boyer, Cincinnati Enquirer

Acutek Automation, a supplier of factory automation and controls in Blue Ash, has changed its approach to meet changing needs of its manufacturing customers.

The small, 15-year-old company started out producing control panels and other electrical hardware for manufacturers such as GE Aviation and Honda. But today it's focused on supplying the software and programmable controls that manufacturers need to capture every piece of information about their products.