Eclipse Automation, of Cambridge, Canada, is in the process of acquiring Transmoduls, located in Veszprém, Hungary.
Eclipse says Transmoduls is at the forefront of manufacturing turnkey, feature-rich automation solutions for the automotive, electronics, food and medical markets.
With facilities in Canada and the United States, Eclipse delivers proven custom automation solutions combining design, engineering, manufacturing, integration and aftercare for advanced production, lean manufacturing and modern distribution.
Steve Mai, president and CEO, Eclipse Automation, says: “The Transmoduls acquisition provides an exciting opportunity for Eclipse.
“We are particularly pleased to have found a strong business partner to give our company the means to support its growth strategy.
“This expansion will enable Eclipse to broaden internal capacity and accelerate entry into new and adjacent global markets. We welcome all 161 highly-skilled Transmoduls employees to the Eclipse organization.”
Since 2016, Eclipse and Transmoduls have worked in partnership with the Smart Automation Group and have an established customer-centric relationship and long-term familiarity with one another.
Márton András Maár, founder and president, Transmoduls, says: “There are complementing factors in bringing the two companies closer together, and additional capabilities and resources will extend the Transmoduls offering to enhance our complete solutions approach.”
Lajos Sari, co-founder and vice-president, Transmoduls, says: “Our common international customers will have an immediate advantage as the merge will boost our service in Europe and abroad, it will also support the increasing demand in electronics technology for the auto market.”
Gilles Blouin, director of business development, Eclipse Automation, says: “We look forward to opportunities ahead as we meet new customers and are well-positioned to grow in foreign markets.
“As a global player, this is a natural extension of our international work with a trusted partner. We will continue to build our framework with favorable proximity to our customers and to also support large-scale intercontinental programs.”
Eclipse says that as the company expands into central Europe, it will continue to “build on its successful formula of know-how, flexibility and an unlimited menu of proven responsive automation technology”.
Transmoduls will continue to operate under its own name and branding will remain with Eclipse Automation.