FOLLOWING the acquisition of US-based Scientific Technologies, Omron Corporation is set to become the leading player in the global safety device market – a market predicted to grow by 15% a year backed by a corporate trend that stresses not only improved productivity but also workplace safety.
In line with the automation and globalisation of production processes, manufacturers have increased their focus on safety, quality and the environment.
In April 2005, Omron established a dedicated safety devices division. It enhanced its safety devices line-up of components and networks, and boosted its system solutions capabilities and safety-design consulting services.
With the acquisition of STI, Omron plans on growing its safety business aggressively, aiming to achieve a three-fold increase in sales.
STI's products include a wide range of components for safety light curtains, laser scanners, and other safety devices and services.