Who We Are

York Exponential (YorkEx) is a robotics collaborative solution partner, focused on humans and robots working together.   Our clients have a need to improve their operations through the reduction of the “dull, dangerous, and dirty”​ tasks.  Our team offers either: (1) a fully designed, integrated robotic solution; or (2) a rental solution: robot as a service.  Every robotic solution augments the client’s workflow allowing humans and robots to work together to achieve the goal.

Learn What Drives Us

Our “5-S Strategy”:


As humans and robots begin to share the same workspace, York Ex knows that we need to keep human safety at the top of our priorities. Unlike other companies, we add standard vision, sensors, safety and constant communication packages to each one of our cobots.


Whether deploying a permanent cobot workforce or hiring a shift of cobot workers, we make everything simple with a straightforward deployment strategy and starting price point.

York Ex knows hiring your first Cobot Worker can be confusing, that’s why we’re working to standardize every cobot worker. This also means every one of our employees know the same tech and can fix any problem you may have. This translates to lower costs for you and more uptime for you Cobot Workforce.

Speed to Implementation
Unlike typical capital automation projects, our cobots are affordable, fast to implement and easy to deploy. With the addition of our Robot as a Service model, we’ve done our best to allow anyone to benefit from advances in technology, regardless of the size of your business or scope of your project.

Social Impact
As Responsible Disruptors, we understand the need to make sure we implement and develop technology, with humans at the center. We believe technology represents an incredible opportunity to increase human capabilities, so we are intentional about bringing everyone along for the ride. 

What We Do

Robot as a Service

Struggling to fill positions or tired of unreliable temp workers missing shifts and leaving your current employees to pick up the slack?Hire our cobot the same way you would hire anyone else. Pay by the hour and only for the time you use. With no long-term commitments or overhead, our cobots our ready to help!

Cobot Integration

Ready to permanently augment your human workforce with cobots and other emerging technologies? We do that too! Find out how York Exponential can help transition your company into the future.

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Embracing Disruption

There is an incredible shift happening in our world today. Every industry is struggling to find a solid footing, the world is indeed being disrupted. Our mission at York Exponential is to prepare companies just like yours for this uncertain future. But it’s not only our mission, it’s our passion. We’ve had the chance to bring this message to communities, companies and CEO’s all across the nation. But don’t just take our word for it, listen to what others are saying about our message of Augmenting America by Embracing Disruption as delivered by our CEO, John McElligott.

“I’ve had the pleasure to hear John speak at two recent conferences, in 2015 & 2016. He was equally engaging at both, very energetic and quite able to capture the audience’s attention. When you see the audience gaze at the speaker and not their cell phone, you’ve got a hit! John was dynamic, interesting, and thought provoking. He was on point with the audience and they could see the relevance in his presentation. I would absolutely recommend him for any number of speaking engagements.”

Carol Karls - Business & Community Development at Wisconsin Public Service

Carol Karls Manager - Business & Community Development at Wisconsin Public Service

"Not a cough could be heard in the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey conference room as manufacturing leaders from across the region gazed at projected images of a small drone hovering in the air with an attached handgun firing off shots. Forget all those old motivational poster platitudes about change and how it drives businesses to evolve and expand. John McElligott wants you to think about disruption. McElligott's concept of disruption is a force for good — for those prepared to embrace it. His points weren't lost on me. As a business journalist, scoping trends is my bread and butter. This is the challenge of our times.”

Roger DuPuis - Central Pennsylvania Business Journal

Roger DuPuis Central Pennsylvania Business Journal

"John and I shared the podium at the Utility Economic Development Associates Fall Conference last year. The skill with which he presented the need to "embrace disruption" in his remarks held the audience's attention and resulted in several follow on questions. More importantly, his remarks were still being discussed by the group at their spring conference held six months later. Johns ability to predict and communicate the disruptive changes that are coming and that now are upon us demonstrates the value of his insights. John is a personable articulate communicator of the future...a true time traveler."

Dean F. Whittaker - Founder & President Whittaker & Associates

Dean F. Whittaker Founder & President Whittaker & Associates

“John is a dynamic speaker who provided a thought provoking peek in to the future using trends and concepts that are on the cutting edge of becoming everyday reality. If your organization or region is going through change or you are starting a strategic planning process, John’s talks will open your mind to thinking differently to help steer you away from a typical outcome.”

Ed Sitar - Manager of Economic and Business Development at ComEd

Ed Sitar Manager of Economic and Business Development at ComEd

This is a story every community needs to hear. John clearly explains disruptive change and how it's about to change business, the workforce and your community. It's a bit frightening to hear John talk about all the change that's coming, but also exciting to think about how our communities can embrace change and benefit from it. From requesting a ride-share online to riding in a car driven by a computer., change is here and more is coming. If you are a leader in business or economic and community development, you need to hear John's message and consider what it means for your company and your community.

Scott Drzycimski - Sr. Manager - Economic Development and Community Relations Alliant Energy

Scott Drzycimski Sr. Manager - Economic Development and Community Relations Alliant Energy

John’s thought provoking content about the pace of change, artificial intelligence and the need to embrace disruption wowed me at a Pennsylvania Economic Development Association conference and made me proud to introduce him at a national Utility Economic Development Association forum where he took the house down. He is young, energetic, well prepared and personable, super-intelligent and engaging, and on the cutting edge of innovation, a five-star addition to any line up! Highly recommended.

Maureen Sharkey - Senior Economic Development Specialist, at PECO

Maureen Sharkey Senior Economic Development Specialist, at PECO

I recently was fortunate to hear John speak about the topic of “disruption” (with regards to technology) and how it is going to be affecting us in our lives. His passion on the topic was evident and his knowledge just as impressive. I also spent time with John 1:1 but if you get the chance, I recommend you attend a session or if you are fortunate enough, pick his brain 1:1.

Sam Statz - Vice President of Construction at Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.

Sam Statz Vice President of Construction at Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.

"Great information, I appreciate getting an understanding of the technology that exists and speed at which it is progressing. Very engaging speaker!"
Cynthia Stoltzfus
Abel Executives

"Fantastic presentation. His information was fascinating and exciting to see the possibilities of the future and to consider exponential growth."
Andy Weaver
Keystone Koating Inc

"Excellent, very thought provoking"
John Klecker
UTZ Quality Foods

"Outstanding presentation!"
Tom Moul
Stambaugh Ness

"This was incredible."
Seth Bray
Penn-Air & Hydraulics

"Fascinating & thought provoking"
Brad Kreidler

Bob Rhein
Penn-Air & Hydraulics Corp

"Inspiring and Spot On. Great Speaker."
Tom Baughman
New Concept Technology

"I thoroughly enjoyed John McElligott's presentation. Thought provocative and insightful. Sharing The York Plan was excellent!"
Rick Hogentogler
Stambaugh Ness

Susan Tandle
The Warrell Corporation

"Excellent. Highest marks."
Michael Moyer
CH Reed Inc.