Wemo Automation AB (Bor, Sweden) has named Ewikon Molding Technologies Inc. (Rockford, IL) as the exclusive independent distributor and technical service center for its robotic systems in the U.S. and Canada. Wemo supplies a full range of automation products, including individual robots, gripper components, and safety enclosure cages, as well as complete automation systems.
David Boxall, president of Ewikon Molding Technologies, told PlasticsToday that he was introduced to Wemo at K2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany last fall. The Swedish firm's technology was already sold in several other countries by Ewikon distributors, all of whom highly endorsed the product line to Boxall during the show. "Further investigation proved to me that [Wemo] has a high quality product and offers innovative solutions at a cost-competitive price." Following some negotiations, the two sides reached an agreement, helping Wemo, which has been manufacturing robots for more than 25 years, gain a greater foothold in North America, expanding out from its current stronghold in Europe. ...