Eclipse Automation expands into Europe
July 17, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
July 17, 2019 – Cambridge, Ontario’s Eclipse Automation has expanded into Europe with the acquisition of Transmoduls Ltd., located in Veszprém, Hungary.
Transmoduls manufactures automation solutions for the automotive, electronics, food and medical markets. All 161 Transmodul employees will join the Eclipse team.
With 13 additional facilities in Canada and the United States and approximately 650 employees, Eclipse delivers custom automation solutions combining design, engineering, manufacturing, integration and aftercare for advanced production, lean manufacturing and modern distribution.
“The Transmoduls acquisition provides an exciting opportunity for Eclipse,” says Steve Mai, president and CEO, Eclipse Automation, in a release. “We are particularly pleased to have found a strong business partner to give our company the means to support its growth strategy. This expansion will enable Eclipse to broaden internal capacity and accelerate entry into new and adjacent global markets.”
Since 2016, Eclipse and Transmoduls have worked in partnership with the Smart Automation Group and have an established customer-centric relationship and long-term familiarity with one another.
“Our common international customers will have an immediate advantage as the merge will boost our service in Europe and abroad,” says Lajos Sari, co-founder and vice-president of Transmoduls Ltd. “It will also support the increasing demand in electronics technology for the auto market.”
“We look forward to opportunities ahead as we meet new customers and are well-positioned to grow in foreign markets,” says Gilles Blouin, director of business development, Eclipse Automation.
Transmoduls Ltd. will continue to operate under its own name and branding will remain with Eclipse Automation.