SICK opens new GTA office
October 22, 2012 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
SICK Ltd. has expanded its operations and moved to a larger office building in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Company officials say the move is due to the positive economic situation in Canada, and the strong growth in sensor sales to the processing industries, as well as the raw materials and energy sectors.
The demand for intelligent sensors for assembly tasks in automotive production, flight baggage logistics, sorting letters and packages in postal distribution centers, and the extraction of oil from oil sand deposits, for example, created the need to increase staff and office space to better meet the needs of customers.
“Our primary goal is to be able to directly offer our customers in Canada the SICK Group’s complete program of products and services. Additionally, SICK’s worldwide expertise, first-class application knowledge, and after-sales service are readily available. This includes system technology on-site and software integration for all SICK’s products,” Craig S. Smith, president of SICK Ltd., said in a statement.
“Here in Richmond Hill, we now have a superb, new office that will assist us in providing great services to our customers. It has taken the collective efforts of the staff here, support from our two U.S. subsidiaries and the leadership of Craig Smith to get us to this day. I would like to acknowledge this and thank everybody for their contribution in delivering this location to such a high standard,” said Markus Vatter, member of the Executive Board of SICK AG, CFO and Chairman of the Board of SICK Ltd, Canada.