Omron has signed a partnership agreement with Visy Automation to supply industrial automation equipment over the next two years.
Under the agreement, Omron will be given first consideration for upcoming projects requiring automation equipment.
Omron’s new single platform automation, Sysmac, will be the cornerstone of Visy’s Automation’s future automation direction. This includes advanced vision systems and the supply of Delta Robots – a highly efficient automation system for picking and placing products – and Omron’s new intelligent controllers.
Visy Industries is one of the world’s largest privately owned paper, packaging and recycling companies.
Automation plays a vital role in its business, including the integration of robotic handling and packaging equipment solutions.
Paul Gibb, Omron’s State Manager for Queensland, who brokered the new deal, said the agreement is the culmination of 12-months of negotiation.
“It's a real coup for Omron,” said Gibb. “Visy recognizes the value Omron can bring and how both companies can benefit.”
QLD based Visy National Engineering Director Steve Lockyer and Melbourne based Visy General Manager Grant Crackett visited Sydney late last year to finalise the new deal with Omron executives Greg Field (Managing Director) Henry Zhou (General Manager), Harry Mulder (General Manager, Engineering) and Gibb.
The two-year agreement opens up new opportunities for both organisations.
Omron has worked extensively with Visy over the past two years on a broad range of automation projects.
This includes the setting up of a new inspection system for Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) to be rolled out at sites across Australia.
Omron has also supplied Visy with inverters and safety equipment for a major upgrade of its conveyor system at its QLD headquarters at Stapylton, south of Brisbane.
Under the agreement, Omron will expand its product offerings to Visy.
Delta Robots (Pictured) are expected to replace the manual handling of products at Visy packaging sites across Australia over the next two years.
And Visy will add the Omron company logo to its staff business shirts along with four other major suppliers.