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OmronSeptember 28, 2018

Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas recently announced the 2017 fiscal year’s winners of the prestigious Distributor of the Year award at its FY18 Sales Conference during the week of May 21st. Over 650 persons representing Omron and its channel partners participated in the event, which included new technology presentations, product training, business planning and team building activities.

The Sales Conference was truly an Americas event, with attendees hailing from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other Latin American countries. The four top-performing channel partners honored at the event represented three different countries and were chosen based on criteria including revenue growth, local engagement, expertise and solution selling.

Winning Distributor from Canada: Proax Technologies

Proax Technologies is a leading distributor of technical automation products with a focus on providing innovative solutions in the areas of machine automation, motion control and machine safety. It currently has over 100 employees with 11 branch locations across Canada.

“We value our partnership with Omron highly and have invested heavily in supporting their highly advanced technical automation line,” says Stephen Daub, president of Proax Technologies. “We now have proof-of-concept and demo labs in a number of our facilities across Canada along with the technical resources to support them. As Canadian manufacturers continue to evolve to meet global competition, their need to automate is a must. Winning this award substantiates the joint partnership we have with Omron to provide these solutions to our customers. We are excited about the future as Omron continues to bring new and innovative products to the marketplace.”

In Canada, Omron continues to invest significantly in the local market. According to Peter Brouwer, vice president of Omron Canada, “it is because of true business partnerships with distribution partners like Proax Technologies that we are able to provide best-in-class automation products and solutions to our customers. The Omron and Proax teams work closely with each other across the country to make our customers more productive and globally competitive, and to ensure the safety of their employees. The local Omron and Proax teams are closely aligned to provide local technical support to our customers from coast to coast.” 

For more information https://industrial.omron.ca/en/home

 

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