Eclipse Automation acquires D&D Automation

Tuesday June 11, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
June 11, 2019 – Eclipse Automation has announced the acquisition of Stratford, Ontario's D&D Automation.

D&D, a specialist in controls and systems engineering, designs and integrates PLC control systems for robotics, industrial machinery, manufacturing lines, process environments and other automated facilities.

Eclipse Automation delivers automation solutions with a focus on design, engineering, manufacturing and integration.

In addition to providing advanced production, lean manufacturing and progressive distribution, D&D customers will be supported with engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) controls engineering. Eclipse will also leverage its controls engineering capabilities to its customer service support to extend the productive life of existing equipment and systems.

"The D&D acquisition allows us to have a division that is truly focused on EPCM controls engineering and we look forward to new opportunities that will expand and strengthen our market offering," says Steve Mai, president and CEO of Eclipse Automation. "The highly skilled workforce at D&D are an excellent fit to our existing talented pool of employees at Eclipse. Together, our capabilities and the client-centric values of both organizations will be a great benefit to our customers."

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"The D&D acquisition is the perfect trajectory to offer a package of innovative custom automation solutions and controls engineering expertise," says Gilles Blouin, director of business development for Eclipse Automation. "It also expands our service arm by offering timely solutions for system upgrades, retrofits, line relocations, troubleshooting, equipment optimization and long-term on-site support."

Eclipse Automation is headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario and operates nine facilities in Canada and the United States. With approximately 500 employees, Eclipse serves markets in the life sciences, transportation, energy, consumer, electronics and industrial industries.

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