Photonics company Jenoptik has secured new automation orders in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2021 totaling nearly 35m euros that will help increase productivity in automotive manufacturing. 

The orders from Automotive Tier 1 key accounts consist of automation lines that shall produce structural assemblies for several major automotive OEMs and include cutting-edge technologies in welding, part handling and assembly. The engineering and production for these orders will be shared between the Barrie, Canada and Rochester Hills, Michigan locations, with deliveries expected in Q4 2021 and early Q1 2022.

These orders are the direct result of the collaborative efforts of Jenoptik’s Global Sales, Engineering and Operations teams which are present in the USA, Canada, Spain and Germany, and are an example of the performance capabilities of Jenoptik’s Light & Production division as a strategic development and optimization partner focused on machine integration, process automation and quality control. 

“The orders are another proof of our successful integrated sales approach for our global automotive and automation business. We help our customers navigate a continuously evolving production landscape through comprehensive integration solutions that help bring multiple complex technologies and processes together. Our core differentiator here is that our Light & Production division brings photonics, automation and integration to the table from one source,” said Jenoptik President & CEO Dr. Stefan Traeger.

About Jenoptik and its Light & Production division

Jenoptik is a globally operating technology group, which is active in the three photonics-based divisions Light & Optics, Light & Production and Light & Safety. The company’s key target markets primarily include the semiconductor equipment industry, medical technology, automotive and mechanical engineering, traffic, aviation as well as the security and defense technology industries.

The Light & Production division of Jenoptik is a globally active specialist in the optimization of manufacturing processes. With our many years of experience and know-how in the fields of industrial metrology and optical inspection, modern laser-based material processing and highly flexible robot-based automation, we develop customized manufacturing solutions for our customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical technology and other manufacturing industries. As a firmly established key supplier in the global automotive market, we face the modern challenges of flexibility, productivity and increasing variant diversity on a daily basis, thus meeting the growing demand for complex and turnkey industrial solutions with a focus on machine integration and process automation. As a development and optimization partner, we jointly face our customers’ market-specific challenges and, by intelligently combining our key technologies, take customer-specific systems to a new, forward-looking level.

This announcement can contain forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and certain assumptions of the management of the Jenoptik Group. A variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors can cause the actual results, the financial situation, the development or the performance of the company to be materially different from the announced forward-looking statements. Such factors can be, among others, pandemic diseases, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, the introduction of competing products or the change of the business strategy. The company does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements in the light of future developments.

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