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Jenoptix and Prodomax win major new automation orders

Three new orders together total over US$20 million

May 2, 2019

Jenoptik president and CEO Stefan Traeger. (Photo: Jenoptik)

Rochester Hills, Michigan — Jenoptik’s Automation business together with Prodomax Automation Ltd., a member of the Jenoptik Group, have won three new orders that together total over US$20 million.

The first order is from a major Tier 1 automotive client for manufacturing plants located in Michigan, which supplies 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 in late-2019 for production of automotive seating components. The third order is for the structural welding and module assembly of a battery pack for an Electrical Vehicle (EV) program.

In 2018 Jenoptik 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’s 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 and 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.