Glenville, NY and San Maurizio D’Opaglio (NO) Italy – January 11, 2012
Applied Robotics, Inc. and Trafalgar S.p.A. Announce the Creation of Applied Robotics Europe
Applied Robotics, Inc., a leading provider of automation solutions for robotic tooling, connectivity and related technology and Trafalgar, S.p.A., a leader in robotics and automation grippers (as well as work holding tools) announced the creation of a joint venture subsidiary called Applied Robotics Europe.
Applied Robotics Europe, headquartered in San Maurizio d’Opaglio, Italy and owned equally by Applied Robotics, Inc., and Trafalgar, S.p.A., is being created to more effectively serve the European market and will provide advanced robotic and automation solutions to various industrial sectors in Europe. The company’s capabilities include pre and post sales support and European based production.
The joint venture (ARE) will better support European customers in addition to providing high end engineering solutions in the automation market through a local presence. ARE will directly support ARI’s existing European Distribution Partners; PES (Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Turkey); PTM and Tuenkers in Germany and Austria; JKE Robotics in Spain and Portugal; Berga Maskin AB in Sweden; and AIMS for Industry in the United Kingdom.
“This joint venture builds on years of cooperation between Applied Robotics, Inc., Tecnomors, and Trafalgar. For nearly a decade, we have worked together and now joining our strengths will allow us to serve and support our European market more fully, consistent with our role as a global solutions provider.” says Mike Quinn, Applied Robotics President and CEO. “Global presence and synergy is vital to our future growth.”
“We are delighted to be expanding our presence with Applied Robotics,” states Giovanni Patrini, General Manager of ARE, “Tecnomors extensive experience in manufacturing and delivering industrial automation solutions to European markets combined with Applied Robotics’ engineering expertise makes for a powerful team.” Patrini is a tech-savvy executive with 20 years of experience managing B2B marketing and sales efforts in the automation field.
About Applied Robotics, Inc., headquartered in Glenville, NY is an ISO-9001 certified employee-owned company serving the world’s automation market. Founded in 1983, Applied Robotics designs and manufactures end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions intended to solve complex automation problems and improve efficiencies. Serving a wide spectrum of customers and industries ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to small privately-held businesses, the company’s wrist-down solutions can be found in manufacturing, welding, assembly, material removal and material handling applications throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Rim, Mexico, Europe, South America, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. For more information, please visit www.appliedrobotics.com
About Tecnomors S.p.A., Tecnomors is an established clamping solution provider with over 44 years of deep know-how in designing and manufacturing automation solutions for customers all over the world. The range of products covers: robotic grippers, self-centering vices, indexing chucks, linear units, and rotary actuators. For more information, please visit www.tecnomors.it