Quebec firms form world's largest aerospace robotics firm
- March 3, 2014
AV&R Vision & Robotics, Montreal, and IMAC Automation, St. Bruno, QC, have merged to create what the companies say is the largest aerospace industry robotics firm in the world and one of the largest engineering firms specialized in automation in Quebec.
The new entity, known as AV&R will be lead by Jean-Francois Dupont, co-founder and CEO 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.
The two companies merged to create a stronger and more complete automation, robotics and machine vision solution for customers. The new company is comprised of 120 people, including 80 engineering gradutes.
The company will operate 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.