Robotic automation maker Omron opens new Montreal office
The new location is part of Omron’s increased investment and revitalization in Canada and the Americas.
Robotic automation supplier Omron Automation Americas has opened its expanded and relocated Montreal office.
Located in a Dorval, Quebec business complex, the new office includes a test lab that lets customers engage in hands-on, proof-of-concept testing of automation solutions, the company said. It will be fully outfitted with robots, motion control, machine safety, HMI, vision, sensors and control components that can be tested together, simulating integrated interactions.
“Our new offices enhance customer interaction with our latest technologies as they seek solutions to their manufacturing challenges,” said Omron Canada general manager Peter Brouwer. “Now that we operate as a Pan-American business, we are able to provide uniform service and support for our French-speaking customers’ needs.”
The new Montreal office is the latest in a series of investments by Omron, which is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Other new investments designed to “invigorate” Omron’s business in Canada and the Americas include the acquisition of Adept Technology Inc., Delta Tau Data Systems Inc. and Microscan Systems Inc.
“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 Omron senior managing executive officer & IAB company president Yutaka Miyanaga, “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.”
Through the acquisition of Delta Tau Data Systems, Omron aims to reinforce its technology development and engineering capabilities in the field of motion control designed to drive manufacturing equipment. Merging products and technologies of both companies will also enable delivery of optimized motion control solutions globally through combined distribution networks.
The acquisition of Microscan Systems allows Omron to develop new code reading devices and comprehensive solutions that combine software technology from Microscan with Omron’s lines of control components and equipment.