FPE Automation to be Central U.S. distributor for Epson Robots

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FPE Automation will distribute products such as this RS4 SCARA Robot. Source: Epson Robots

CARSON, Calif. — Epson Robots, the No. 1 SCARA robot manufacturer in the world, yesterday announced it signed FPE Automation Inc., a full-service, award-winning, stocking distributor of premier components for industry, as an official distributor for the full line of Epson Robots automation products. This includes Epson SCARA, 6-Axis, and Linear Module robots, as well as integrated solutions such as Vision and Force Guide, fieldbus I/O, and many other industrial automation products offered by Epson Robots. The distribution territory will cover the state of Illinoiseastern Missouri and eastern Iowa.

“FPE Automation is proud that Epson has selected us as a distribution partner,” said David Bardos, president of FPE Automation. “We’ve been helping an extensive list of clients with their critically important projects for more than 50 years and are confident that our industry-specific knowledge and expertise will help grow the penetration of Epson Robots in our territory.”

“We are very pleased to add FPE Automation as a trusted, value-added distribution partner,” said Tom Versfelt, VP of commercial sales at Epson. “FPE’s level of expertise and hands-on-experience in the field is exceptional. We are confident they will help us grow new robot-based automation solutions throughout the North Central region of the U.S.”

About FPE Automation

Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill., FPE Automation is a full-service, award-winning, stocking distributor of premier components for industry. A family owned business since 1963, FPE has provided best-in-class products and solutions for manufacturing applications, ranging from automation controls and vision systems to pneumatic products.

The company prides itself on the thousands of decades-long relationships they have with their customers, suppliers, and employees. FPE Automation’s coverage area includes Illinois and the Quad Cities, Iowa area, as well as the greater St. Louis region (including some surrounding Missouri counties).

About Epson Robots

Epson Robots is a global leader in PC-controlled precision factory automation, with an installed base of well over 85,000 robots worldwide and a product line of hundreds of models of easy to use SCARA, Cartesian, and 6-axis robots based on a common PC-based platform.

Building on a 35-year heritage, Epson Robots today delivers robots for precision assembly and material handling applications in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, biotechnology, consumer product, electronics, food processing, medical device, pharmaceutical, plastics, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches, and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables, and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Epson Group includes more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world. It is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Long Beach, Calif.-based Epson America Inc. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more, please visit Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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