Press Release – SCOTT acquires MAR

We are pleased to announce that Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) has recently been acquired by Scott Technology Limited.

MAR is an established and very successful automation and robotics company that is closely aligned to SCOTT, with products and markets that are complementary.

About SCOTT

This is a key development and fulfils SCOTT strategic expansion plans through a stronger presence in international markets and a strategy to move up the value chain by providing smarter, interconnected robotics and automation.
SCOTT® Technology Limited specialises in the design and manufacture of automated production and process machinery. The company’s headquarters are located in Dunedin, New Zealand. The company operates in New Zealand from Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Its sales and service offices are located in Dallas-USA, Bergamo-Italy, Shanghai-China, Qingdao-China and Sydney-Australia, with recently acquired businesses of RobotWorx in Marion Ohio USA, and Applied Sorting Technology in Melbourne Australia.

SCOTT provides automation solutions and machinery in industries and applications including Appliance Systems, Meat Processing, Mining, Industrial Automation & Robotics, Superconductivity, Sorting and Inspection, MilkTech, Fabtech, Enclosed Belts, and Service.

About the Potential

MAR’s strengths in electrical, programming, controls & vision guided robotics, complement SCOTT’s strengths in mechanical design and sensing.

The robot industry is expected to grow substantially, due to its promising output of high quality products at a lower price. With the ability to offer robotic automation for a wide variety of industries MAR, together with SCOTT, have significant ability to take advantage of this profitable market.

MAR appreciates its customers and will continue to work with them and help enhance their automation solutions. The main difference is we will be able to provide a wider variety of solutions than before. The combination of two different markets will take Scott Technology and MAR to the next level.

The management of SCOTT and MAR are already working very well together and we are focused on ensuring a smooth transition and integration into the SCOTT Group.

 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Will we be staying in the same locations?

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Chile and Brazil are all important strategic locations for both companies and we intend to remain there, as well as expand sales and support operations through existing SCOTT locations internationally.

What about the MAR team?

Clyde Campbell will assume the role of Regional Director Australia, being responsible for both the Scott and MAR operations in Australia. The existing MAR organisation structure is likely to remain the same, with the addition of Sean Starling in an executive business development role.

Where can I find out more information about Scott Technology and MAR?

You can visit our company websites at:

www.scott.co.nz

www.scottautomation.com

www.rocklabs.com

www.hts110.com

www.robots.com

Who can I talk to if I have any other questions or concerns?

You can talk to any of Clyde Campbell, Sean Starling, Troy Krogh or Paul Gekas if you have any questions regarding the acquisition or how the business will operate in the future.