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Omron announces office move and multiple acquisitions


November 7, 2017
By Ellen Cools
Omron's new Montreal office Courtesy Omron

November 7, 2017 — Omron Automation Americas has announced the grand opening of its expanded and relocated Montreal offices. The company will occupy new offices in a Dorval, Québec business complex.

“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 expanded Montréal test lab lets customers engage in hands-on, proof-of-concept testing of automation solutions, the company says. 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.

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 Yutaka Miyanaga, Omron 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.”

Through the acquisition of Delta Tau Data Systems, Omron says it aims to reinforce its technology development and engineering capabilities in the field of motion control designed to drive manufacturing equipment. The company also says that merging the products and technologies of both companies will enable delivery of optimized motion control solutions globally through combined distribution networks.

Finally, Omran says the acquisition of Microscan Systems Inc. allows it to develop new code reading devices and comprehensive solutions that combine software technology from Microscan with Omron’s lines of control components and equipment.