Omron unveiled its new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates IL, on the outskirts of Chicago and featuring a state-of-the-art automation center. The facility was designed to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one centralized location. The Automation Center also serves as a university-style laboratory where customers can collaborate, test and explore solutions.
Several Automation Center locations are already up and running in Japan, Europe, India, and China, Omron’s newest investment in the Americas is an advanced design with multiple working platforms including: robotics, electro-mechanical motion control, advanced sensing and safety.
“We want to help customers improve their process and be more profitable. Using real-world simulations, customers can test solutions with currently available technologies or explore custom hardware and software options. With access to the engineers and technicians who develop and support the processes, customers experience a one-of-a kind collaboration that maximizes their time and efforts, so they can leave with answers to their most difficult applications.” says Matthew Trowbridge, director of marketing, Omron Automation & Safety. “In one day they will gain confidence and understanding to begin implementing machine design changes through our real world simulations, testing, training and optimization, all on fully functioning automation equipment; the Automation Center acts as a machine laboratory that gives customers the chance to see things work in real time.”
Nigel Blakeway, CEO, Omron Automation and Safety added, “The Automation Center in Chicago epitomizes our mission to be a company that fully understands the problems that can happen on a production line. We are committed to engaging with our customers using proven methods and steps to find solutions.”