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OMRON: THE NEW DRIVING FORCE BEHIND VISY

20-02-2015
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Omron, a global leader in industrial automation, has signed a new partnership agreement with Visy Automation to supply state-of-the-art automation equipment over the next two years.

Under the new agreement, which took effect from mid-December last year, Omron will be given first consideration for upcoming projects requiring automation equipment.

Omron’s new ground-breaking 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.

Mr 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 Mr 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 (Manager, Engineering) and Mr 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.

“Visy has been most impressed with the level of service received from the Omron team,” said Mr Gibb.

Under the new agreement, Omron will expand its product offerings to Visy.

Delta Robots are expected to replace the manual handling of products at Visy packaging sites across Australia over the next two years.

“Visy is very interested in this technology,” said Mr Gibb. “They acknowledge the superior technical capabilities of the Omron platform.

“We are now looking at rolling these out into as many applications as we can.”

Unlike other systems, the high-speed Atom® based controller can drive up to eight robots.

“And with the PLC platform advanced motion control embedded, it means you can basically control a whole plant – including the robots – with essentially one small controller.

“Visy believes Omron can add value to where its business is heading and is keen to explore different avenues,” Mr Gibb said.

“They are looking for more sophisticated and accurate control, which is where we come in.”

As part of the agreement, Omron will provide expert training for Visy management and staff.

And Visy will add the Omron company logo to its staff business shirts along with four other major suppliers.

“This will provide great exposure for our company,” Mr Gibb said.

Also, Omron will continue to provide outstanding after sales service, for which it is renowned.

This includes engineering assistance and technical support and advice.

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