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Omron to acqire U.S.-based Adept Technology


October 8, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Oct. 8, 2015 – Omron Corporation, a global provider of automation core sensing and control technology, has announced it will acquire U.S.-based Adept Technology, a provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions and services. The transaction is expected to close by the end of October 2015.

By adding the robotics technology of Adept to its current offering, Omron says it will be very well positioned to provide manufacturers in the automotive, digital device, food and beverage, packaging, and other industries with solutions to these challenges, as well as engineering support.

“As global manufacturing comes under even more pressure to cut costs, shorten supply cycles and operate across global environments, production sites around the world strive to improve productivity. Increased use of labour-saving robots is one of the solution,” noted Omron representatives.

Yutaka Miyanaga, Omron Industrial Automation Business company president, said, “We are delighted Adept Technology, a world leader in robotics, has agreed to join Omron. This acquisition is part of our strategy to enhance our automation technology and position us for long term growth. Robotics will elevate our offering of advanced automation.”

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“We are excited about the opportunity to join Omron, a global leader in automation,” said Rob Cain, president and CEO of Adept. “Together, our products will offer new innovative solutions to customers all around the globe.”

Following the transaction, Rob Cain will continue to lead Adept and will report to Nigel Blakeway, chairman, CEO and president of Omron Management Center of America, Omron’s wholly owned United States subsidiary.