Omron moving Canadian HQ
Move to Scarborough, Ont. is part of an increased investment and revitalization in Canada and the Americas.
November 2, 2015 by Canadian Plastics
Automation equipment supplier Omron is moving its Canadian headquarters to a Toronto-area business complex.
Effective November 16, the company is moving from Milner Avenue in Toronto to 100 Consilium Place, Suite 802, in Scarborough, Ont.
“Our old building was designed for the way Omron did business in the 1990s, with full warehouse and office space for a large marketing and support staff,” general manager Peter Brouwer said in a statement. “Now that we operate as a Pan-American business, we needed to consolidate certain business functions to provide uniform service and support to meet customer needs.”
In anticipation of the move, Omron moved its warehouse services to KWE – Kintetsu World Express (Canada) Inc. to integrate import/export activities with order handling as a way to shorten delivery time and improve customer responsiveness. Other new investments designed to invigorate Omron’s business in Canada and the Americas include the recent acquisitions of Adept Technology, Inc. (robotics) and Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. (high precision motion controllers).
“The acquisition of Adept Technology is intended to integrate Omron’s strength of ‘Input, Logic, Output and Safety’ and Adept’s competence in ‘R’ (Robotics) to generate unique automation solutions for global manufacturers,” said Yutaka Miyanaga, senior managing executive officer & IAB Company president. “By adding Adept intelligent industrial robots to our automation portfolio, we are able to offer differentiated solutions that provide our customers with a competitive advantage.”
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation has business units that produce industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment, and social systems. The company’s Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, U.S.