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New Americas headquarters opens in Chicago with state-of-the-art Automation Center for customer use

Our new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL, U.S. opened on September 3, 2014. Less than 50 km from the heart of Chicago and featuring a state-of-the-art Automation Center, we designed the facility to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one centralized location.

The Automation Center also serves as a university-style laboratory where customers can collaborate, test and explore solutions. Several Automation Center locations are already up and running in Japan, Europe, India, and China. Our newest investment in the Americas is an advanced design with multiple working platforms including: robotics, electro-mechanical motion control, advanced sensing and safety.

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“We want to help customers improve their process and be more profitable. Using real-world simulations, customers can test solutions with currently available technologies or explore custom hardware and software options. With access to the engineers and technicians who develop and support the processes, customers experience a one-of-a kind collaboration that maximizes their time and efforts, so they can leave with answers to their most difficult applications.” says Matthew Trowbridge, Director of Marketing, Omron Automation & Safety. “In one day they will gain confidence and understanding to begin implementing machine design changes through our real world simulations, testing, training and optimization, all on fully functioning automation equipment."

“The Automation Center in Chicago epitomizes our mission to be a company that fully understands the problems that can happen on a production line,” says Nigel Blakeway, CEO, Omron Automation and Safety. “We are committed to engaging with our customers using proven methods and steps to find solutions. This Automation Center is the realization of that commitment.”

“When we partner with a company we want to not only improve their business, we also commit to adding value to the relationship with advanced technologies and high-quality products that are driven by social needs,” explains Mr. Blakeway. “Additionally, with our new Automation Center, Omron provides engineering support, hands on training with skilled technicians, customer support, technology and sales support-- everything you need in one place.”

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