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
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
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
AV&R Aerospace adds integration services to its expertise in visual
inspection and robotic finishing, going as far as automating a complete
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/
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