Manufacturing AUTOMATION

The secret to their success

October 17, 2016
By Alyssa Dalton

Oct. 17, 2016 – Manufacturing AUTOMATION isn’t the only one celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. In preparation for this commemorative issue, we came across a number of businesses who are also celebrating a special birthday in 2016 — some of who shared their secret to success with us. Whether you have achieved the 10, 50 or 150 year-mark, we wish you congratulations and many more years of service.

Below is a selection of quotes from representatives of companies celebrating a milestone year.

85 years
“We’re celebrating our 85th year as a company, and our 39th year in Canada. We attribute our continued success to customer relationships from our headquarters and offices in Ontario and Quebec, and around the world.”
Jon Bach, VP marketing, North and Central America, Carlo Gavazzi

95 years
“As a family-run company, traditional values such as sustainability and quality are important to us. We accept the challenges of the market and ensure the advancement of automation for our customers through innovation and development.”
Norm Clarke, president, Balluff Canada

20 years
“Success to us is being able to look back over the last 20 years with the satisfaction of having developed long-standing relationships, with customers, suppliers and employees alike, that are built on integrity, respect and achieved goals.”
Dave Nelson, president, TCA Technologies


70 years
“For 70 years, the SICK name has stood for innovative sensor products and solutions. Brilliant ideas and an exceptional pioneering spirit have produced automation technology that has changed the world.”
Craig S. Smith, president, SICK Canada

20 years
“We introduced the industry’s first weight processing modules 20 years ago to help our customers succeed, and evolving customer needs are what inspire our continual innovation — faster speeds, embedded features, new integration tools and more.”
Rodger Jeffery, director of business development & marketing, Hardy Process Solutions

180 years
“Our evolution is not only in response to changing customer needs, but it also produces innovation that fuels market transformation. We have a strong leadership bench that identifies global trends and dynamics.”
Juan Macias, Canada president and U.S. SVP of energy, Schneider Electric

25 years
“More than 90 per cent of attendees surveyed have told us they prefer the Automation Fair event to any other industry show. They return year after year to gain hands-on experience with the latest solutions from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork to help them gain a competitive advantage.”
Ninveh Neuman, vice president of global commercial marketing, Rockwell Automation

This feature was originally published in the September 2016 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION.

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