Jenoptik gains new automotive orders worth almost 20 million euros
Strong demand for automation solutions continues with further new orders in North America.
Jenoptik’s Automation business together with Prodomax Automation Ltd., a member of the Jenoptik Group, have received several orders for products which contribute to making automotive manufacturing more efficient.
The first order is from a major Tier 1 automotive client for one of their manufacturing plants located in Michigan, which shall supply structural underbody components for a new SUV program. The scope of supply includes assembly lines incorporating traditional welding technologies as well as material handling solutions. The second order is for an automated assembly system to be delivered and commissioned for a production of automotive seating components. The third order is for the structural welding and module assembly of battery packs for an Electrical Vehicle (EV) program. Most of the orders will contribute to the sales of Jenoptik’s Light & Production division in 2019.
Mid-2018 Jenoptik had acquired Prodomax, a Canadian company specialized in machine integration and process automation with focus on the automotive industry. Jenoptik and Prodomax have successfully collaborated on engineering technical automation solutions to their combined customer base. The automation know-how of Prodomax and laser processing experience of Jenoptik facilitate end-to-end application solutions in the automation industry.
“The combination of Prodomax’ and Jenoptik’s expertise enables our automation business to step towards becoming an integrated provider of advanced turnkey manufacturing systems – with success as the new orders underline”, says Jenoptik President & CEO Stefan Traeger.
Already at the beginning of the year Jenoptik was able to announce two orders worth more than 12 million euros for automation solutions in North America.
Picture: Carolyn Garvey and Don Leslie, Co-CEOs of Prodomax.
The Light & Production Division of Jenoptik is a global specialist in the optimization of manufacturing processes. Our many years of experience and know-how in the field of industrial measurement technology and optical inspection, modern laser-based material processing and highly flexible robot-based automation enable us to develop tailor-made manufacturing solutions for our customers in automotive, aerospace, healthcare and other manufacturing industries.
We are an established key supplier in the global automotive market. Every day we face the modern challenges regarding flexibility, productivity and increasing variety and thus cover the growing demand for complex industrial solutions with a focus on machine integration and process automation. As a development and optimization partner, we support our customers in their strategic challenges by combining our key technologies, thus taking market- and customer-specific systems to a new level.