Omron moving Canadian HQ
Move for Omron's Canadian headquarters is part of increased investment and revitalization in Canada and the Americas.
October 30, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL—Omron Automation and Safety has announced it will move its Canadian headquarters on November 16, 2015, to operate out of new offices in Consilium Place, a prestigious east Toronto business complex, with facilities that better reflect how Omron does business in the 21st century.
“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,” says general manager Peter Brouwer. “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,” says 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.”
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.
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment, and social systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, U.S.
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