The future of automation technology in Canada
Canadian Ambassador to Austria Mark Bailey recently visited industrial automation provider Bernecker + Rainer (B&R) in Eggelsberg. Meeting with Managing Director Hans Wimmer, Bailey learned about the company's latest products and other factors that have contributed to its rapid growth around the world – including in Canada.
Always near the customer
B&R is a key strategic partner for Canadian machine builders in industries ranging from packaging and plastics to special-purpose machinery. "Our highly qualified team of support, development and sales engineers accompany our customers through every step – from conceptual design to software implementation and even intelligent service concepts," says Christian Kastinger, who oversees B&R's sales activities in North America. "With our offices in Toronto and Montreal, we are close to our customers in the hotbeds of Canadian machine building."
B&R's impressive production
Wimmer and Kastinger led the ambassador on a tour of B&R's own smart manufacturing operations. "What I've seen here at B&R has been very impressive. Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT are the talk of global industry, and here in these ultra-modern facilities you can experience them in action," says Canadian Ambassador to Austria Mark Bailey.