Robots & Automation
Tekni-Plex purchases Canadian automation solutions manufacturer MMC Packagingby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in Laval, Que., MMC provides automation equipment for cap lining, slitting/folding, assembling and closing systems.
Danish automation supplier OnRobot comes to North Americaby Canadian Plastics
The end-of-arm tooling maker for collaborative robot applications has opened a new R&D office in Los Angeles as part of its push into the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Eclipse Automation buys Hungarian automation supplier Transmodulsby Canadian Plastics
The purchase allows Cambridge, Ont.-based Eclipse to expand into Europe to support the growing automation market.
Takaya Sugimura is new president of Yushin Americaby Canadian Plastics
He succeeds Michiari Ota, who has finished his five-year tenure as head of the Cranston, R.I.-based robot maker.
Sepro managing director Jean-Michel Renaudeau leaves the companyby Canadian Plastics
The France-based automation supplier has appointed Michel Maire as interim manager while it seeks a successor to Renaudeau.
Sepro and Fanuc partner to integrate robots, injection molding machinesby Canadian Plastics
Fanuc’s all-electric Roboshot injection molding machines can now be equipped with Sepro’s Cartesian robots.
Sepro partners with cobot maker Universal Robotsby Canadian Plastics
French robot maker Sepro Group will now integrate its Visual control system in UR’s collaborative robots.
Sepro Mexico expands sales and service organizationby Canadian Plastics
The France-based robotic automation maker is also integrating its Mexican operations more closely with its recently expanded North American hub in the U.S.
Automate trade show moving to Detroit in 2021by Canadian Plastics
Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.
Kevin Barker named as new president of Beckhoff Automation LLCby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran Barker will manage the operations of Beckhoff’s American subsidiary.
Hahn opens plastics automation site in Connecticutby Canadian Plastics
The company will be a manufacturing plant for GeKu and Waldorf Technik products in the U.S., and will import, stock, integrate, and distribute products from Wemo.
Barnes Group acquires end-of-arm tooling maker Gimatic srlby Canadian Plastics
Italy-based Gimatic will operate as a business unit within Barnes Group’s industrial segment.
German automation supplier Hahn Group buys Rethink Robotics technologyby Canadian Plastics
Hahn has acquired all of the patents and trademarks from Boston-based Rethink, the collaborative robot maker that closed its doors in early October.
Sepro closing in on another record sales yearby Canadian Plastics
The France-based robotic automation maker is also nearing the end of an 11 million euro expansion plan, to expand facilities in the U.S. and France, that was launched in May 2017.
Beckhoff Automation opens office in Laval, Que.by Canadian Plastics
The new office is designed to strengthen the company’s Canadian presence and boost local sales and support for its customers in the Greater Montreal region.