April 14, 2014 News

U.S. equipment firm Kingsbury Corp. buys Negri Bossi

by Canadian Plastics

Italy-based Sacmi Group has sold its plastics division – including the Negri Bossi injection molding machine brand – to U.S. machinery firm Kingsbury Corporation.

March 5, 2014 News

Mocon partners with Meyer to establish sales/service locations in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Instrumentation equipment maker Mocon Inc. has partnered with Cornwall, Ont.-based Meyer Service and Supply Ltd. to establish two certified service locations for Canadian customers. 

February 7, 2014 News

North American robotics shipments grew in 2013, new orders contracted

by Canadian Plastics

On the heels of a strong year in 2012, the North American robotics market recorded its best year ever in 2013 for robot shipments, according to new statistics from industry trade group Robotic Industries Association (RIA). According to Ann…

January 27, 2014 News

Sepro America moving to larger U.S. facility

by Canadian Plastics

Robotic equipment maker Sepro America LLC has expanded into a new building that is nearly double the size of its previous space.

January 13, 2014 News

ABS appoints new chief operating officer

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment manufacturer Advanced Blending Solutions LLC (ABS) has named Jim Livermore as chief operating officer.

January 11, 2014 News

Sepro Robotique reports record year in 2013

by Canadian Plastics

Robot maker Sepro Robotique (SR) enjoyed its most successful year ever in 2013, selling 1,650 robots and sprue pickers around the world, an increase of 26 per cent over 2012.

January 6, 2014 News

Conveying equipment makers Mac Process, Schenck AccuRate merge

by Canadian Plastics

Pneumatic conveying and air filtration systems supplier Mac Process has merged with Schenck AccuRate, a manufacturer of dry material feeders and weighing technologies.

January 3, 2014 News

ABS names new sales manager for Canada, northeastern U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment manufacturer Advanced Blending Solutions LLC (ABS) has named Paul Carter as the sales manager for Canada and the northeastern U.S.

December 11, 2013 News

Robotics maker Fanuc merges Americas operations

by Canadian Plastics

CNC equipment and robotics manufacturer Fanuc has merged its Americas operations into a single company, Fanuc America Corporation.

November 16, 2013 News

Colortronic North America merges with AEC

by Canadian Plastics

Blending and feeding equipment maker Colortronic North America has been absorbed by the AEC brand of auxiliary equipment.

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October 29, 2013 News

Ametek buys Quebec-based portable 3D measurement company Creaform

by Canadian Plastics

Ametek, a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has announced the acquisition of Quebec-based Creaform, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D…

October 16, 2013 News

Wittmann Battenfeld talks expansion at K 2013

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH is using the K 2013 show to talk about its recent European and North American expansions.

September 27, 2013 News

Wittmann Canada hires new sales representative

by Canadian Plastics

Richmond Hill, Ont.-based injection molding and automation equipment supplier Wittmann Canada Inc. has named Curtis Ferguson as sales representative for the company’s injection molding machines and robot/automation products.

September 25, 2013 News

Absolute Group expands into automation supply

by Canadian Plastics

There’s a new robot supplier in North America.

September 11, 2013 News

K-Tron to operate under the Coperion K-Tron brand name

by Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment maker K-Tron International Inc. is being integrated with the Coperion GmbH brand.

September 2, 2013 News

ATS Automation to buy German cartoning machinery maker IWK

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s ATS Automation Tooling Systems has signed an agreement to acquire all shares of IWK Verpackungstecknik as well as Oystar IWK USA, a pharmaceutical and personal care tube filling and cartoning machinery group for 103 million euros.

August 18, 2013 News

ATS Automation reports quarterly profit rise

by Canadian Plastics

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. is reporting a $19.65-million quarterly profit, with more than half of it due to its share of gains from the sale of Ontario Solar assets.

July 31, 2013 News

North American robotics companies experiencing record sales

by Canadian Plastics

North American robotics companies have set new sales records through June of 2013, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.