AV&R officially takes off

MONTREAL, March 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - AV&R Vision & Robotics, a Montreal company specialized in automation for the aerospace industry, and IMAC Automation, a Saint-Bruno company specialized in manufacturing automation and aluminum die casting equipment, announce today that they have successfully completed their merger. The result is the birth of AV&R, the largest aerospace industry robotics firm in the world and one of the largest engineering firms specialized in automation in Quebec.

AV&R will be led by Jean-Francois Dupont, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of AV&R Vision and Robotics. He succeeds Eric Beauregard who will continue to be involved as a member of the company's Board of Directors.

AV&R and IMAC Automation are uniting their strengths in order to offer more complete automation, robotics and machine (digital) vision solutions to their customers. The new group is comprised of a team of 120 people, including 80 engineering graduates, in its Old Montreal and Saint-Bruno offices.

This merger was made possible through the support of Fondaction CSN, financial partner since 2006, and by the financial contribution of the Solidarity Fund QFL.

AV&R now brings together the expertise that will enable it to improve its offer to its local and international clientele under three distinct brands:

  • AV&R Aerospace adds integration services to its expertise in visual inspection and robotic finishing, going as far as automating a complete production line;
  • AV&R Automation will also continue to serve existing customers in Quebec in their various sectors of activity, adding skills in machine (digital) vision and robotic finishing to its local offer.
  • AV&R Die Casting benefits from the offer of secondary operations integration in inspection or in robotic finishing to its CADENCE 100T product and from the international notoriety of AV&R to shine a light on this innovative product.

The new AV&R group is broadening its international scope, as AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation were both recognized references in the field of automation. For more information about AV&R: www.avr-global.com/en/

SOURCE AV&R

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Pierre Tessier
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