The 2008 Telstra Business Awards winners and Australian automation and robotics providers, Machinery Automation and Robotics (MAR), are set to take Australia’s robotics expertise to global markets following the recent signing of a multi-million dollar US deal.
MAR, which started in 1987 with a $120,000 turnover in their first year, have grown to a turnover of more than $20 million through their designing, building, installation and integration of robotics systems for the food, beverage, meat, manufacturing, materials handling, and metal industries.
Managing Director and founder of MAR, Clyde Campbell, has said that the Telstra Business Award reinforced the success of the company in Australia and globally, which included a US deal to help automate the manufacture of solar thermal reflectors.
The year 2008 has enabled Machinery Automation and Robotics to win a $5 million US contract at a time when robotics orders in the US had dropped by some 23%.
Campbell has also said that the company would now fast-track their expansion plans into global markets, which also included a contract in China for the automation of paper handling.
The first and foremost issue to be focussed by Machinery Automation and Robotics would be the innovation to help local manufacturers compete on the world’s stage through delivery of smart automation of the manufacturing process.