Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) has recently been acquired byScott Technology.
MAR is an automation and robotics company that is aligned to SCOTT, with products and markets that are complementary.
This fulfils SCOTT's expansion plans through a stronger presence in international markets and a strategy to move up the value chain by providing smarter, interconnected robotics and automation.
SCOTT Technology specialises in the design and manufacture of automated production and process machinery.
The company's headquarters are located in Dunedin, New Zealand. The company operates in New Zealand from Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
Its sales and service offices are located in Dallas, Bergamo (Italy), Shanghai and Qingdao (China) and Sydney, with recently acquired businesses of RobotWorx in Ohio, and Applied Sorting Technology in Melbourne.
SCOTT provides automation solutions and machinery in industries and applications including Appliance Systems, Meat Processing, Mining, Industrial Automation & Robotics, Superconductivity, Sorting and Inspection, MilkTech, Fabtech, Enclosed Belts, and Service.
MAR’s strengths in electrical, programming, controls & vision guided robotics, complement SCOTT’s strengths in mechanical design and sensing.
The business will continue to trade as Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) as this brand is recognised in the marketplace.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Chile and Brazil are all important strategic locations for both companies and MAR intends to remain there, as well as expand sales and support operations through existing SCOTT locations internationally.
Clyde Campbell will assume the role of Regional Director Australia, being responsible for both the Scott and MAR operations in Australia. The existing MAR organisation structure is likely to remain the same, with the addition of Sean Starling in an executive business development role.