About Alternative Engineering, Inc.

We are research and design generalists. We’ve designed and manufactured hundreds of solutions, all exceptional and engineered to last.

We offer custom manufacturing solutions to the auto, warehouse and distribution industries. We start with your design challenge and bring back an original solution. We’ll analyze your system requirements, make suggestions on improvements or alternatives to the proposed model, provide an approved design plan for automation and put your machine into production. We'll also provide testing, documentation, training and parts as part of our service.

We also support robot integrators and love serving up creatively engineered designs. We have designed packaging and material handling systems for Amazon, Caterpillar, FedEx, and GM, as well as smaller firms needing specialized equipment. Look to us as your provider for the finest in material handling and automation technologies, for whatever solution you're looking to solve.


AEI Custom Automation for Robotic IntegrationSome of our portfolio of custom conveyors and automation equipment for robotic integration. Download
AEI Over Under Pallet ConveyorAn Over Under Pallet Conveyor eliminates the need for empty pallet return conveyor lanes, cross transfers, or lifts. This low profile alternative returns empty pallets on the bottom side of the chain conveyor.Download
AEI Spiral ChutesAEI's Spiral Chutes are engineered to order and customized for optimum performance. Spiral Chutes are an economical way to transport packages from height A to height B.Download


  • AEI Custom Spiral Chutes

  • AEI Battery Cable Boom 2018

  • AEI Over Under Pallet Conveyor (1481)

  • AEI Bearing Race Magazine Dispenser

  • AEI Tryout Press Loader

  • AEI MSRS - Manual Storage & Retrieval System

Contact Us

5670 West Drive Drive NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Robert Rodriguez, President
Phone: 616-785-7200
Fax: 616-785-7201

Brands / Products

  • AEI
  • AEInc
  • Alternative Engineering

Product Categories

  • Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems
  • Batteries/Chargers/Motors/Fuel/Alternative Fuel Systems
  • Containers & Dunnage
  • Conveyors
  • Lift Products
  • Packaging & Unitizing Machinery & Materials
  • Pallets & Palletizers
  • Plant/Facility Equipment and Management
  • Racks