Eclipse disrupts automation industry with new global partnership

Smart Automation Group brings together international manufacturing collaborators.

July 26, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — A Canadian manufacturer of automation equipment is part of a newly formed global group that intends to shake up the custom automation services industry.

Eclipse Automation, a manufacturer of automated manufacturing equipment in Cambridge, Ont., is part of Smart Automation Group, which it describes as a “collaborative partnership” that includes, Insys Industriesysteme AG, Transmoduls Ltd., SMZ Wickel-und Montagetechnik AG, JULI Technology, and ITE Automation.

The companies, located in Canada, the US, Hungary, Switzerland and China, will share best practices, industry IP, experience, and know-how to “produce technologies that are the lynchpins of manufacturing processes across every industry, including automotive, consumer, health sciences, nuclear, electronics, energy, and industrial,” says a press release.

“Our vision is to collectively disrupt the traditional way of providing custom automation services, putting the customer at the core of everything we do,” said Steve Mai, president of Eclipse Automation.


Each partner will review its own client requests, and if a particular project requires additional capabilities, the collaborative project team will be tapped to provide the customer with the best value.

In any given case, one of Smart Automation Group’s partners could be called on to contribute with its global reach, intellectual property, employee know-how, resources, or relationships, all with the sole goal of providing value-added solutions to each project scope.

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