Acquisition of Odos Imaging by Rockwell Automation

Odos Imaging resides at SMC, The Kings Buildings, Edinburgh (Source: Odos Imaging)

Odos Imaging, a Scottish developer and manufacturer of 3D time-of-flight cameras for industrial applications, was wholly acquired by Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, on the 1st December 2017.

The acquisition enables Rockwell Automation to strengthen its sensing portfolio and positions it to continue to be the leader in machine safety. Odos Imaging will report into the Architecture & Software (A&S) organization, specifically the Safety, Sensing & Connectivity Business led by Lee Lane, vice president and general manager.

Odos Imaging will continue to market its current portfolio of industrial 3D cameras and support existing customers in their application development from the company’s offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as maintaining participation within the automation community through attendance at trade shows, conferences, and as a member of industry wide organizations.

Ritchie Logan, Strategic Business Development Manager, commented: “We are delighted with the recent acquisition, and the commitment to our products and technology shown by Rockwell Automation. This acquisition allows us to continue supporting all customers with our existing industrial 3D cameras, whilst providing the ability to accelerate our strategy of providing best-in-class 3D imaging solutions for a wide range of industrial applications. 3D imaging is a key enabling technology for advanced automation and underpins the value return to customers.”

“This acquisition enables us to build on our portfolio of smart sensing and safety products, an important part of the foundation for The Connected Enterprise,” said Lee Lane, Rockwell Automation vice president and general manager, safety, sensing and connectivity business. “It enables us to expand our existing capabilities by bringing 3D time-of-flight sensor technology to industrial applications.”

“We are delighted to be joining Rockwell Automation and continue the development of 3D imaging solutions for industrial applications,” said Chris Yates, CEO, Odos Imaging. “Rockwell Automation is a company we have long admired for its ongoing commitment to innovation and substantial domain expertise. We very much look forward to playing our part in the ongoing strategy and helping to achieve the vision of a productive and sustainable future.”

Founded in 2010, Odos Imaging has expertise in imaging technology for logistics, industrial automation, agriculture, and other demanding applications. It is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rockwell Automation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than eighty countries. (Source: Odos / Rockwell)

Links: Odos Imaging Limited, Edinburgh, UKRockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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