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.
Currently held in Chicago, North America’s largest automation show is moving to “Motor City” to accommodate rapid growth.
Industry veteran Barker will manage the operations of Beckhoff’s American subsidiary.
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.
Italy-based Gimatic will operate as a business unit within Barnes Group’s industrial segment.
Hahn has acquired all of the patents and trademarks from Boston-based Rethink, the collaborative robot maker that closed its doors in early October.
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.
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.