Omron Announces FY17 Distributor of the Year Award Winners

Omron Automation Americas has announced the 2017 fiscal year’s winners of the prestigious Distributor of the Year award at its FY18 Sales Conference during the week of May 21. Over 650 persons representing Omron and its channel partners participated in the event, which included new technology presentations, product training, business planning and team building activities.

The sales conference was truly an Americas event, with attendees hailing from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other Latin American countries. The four top-performing channel partners honored at the event represented three different countries and were chosen based on criteria including revenue growth, local engagement, expertise and solution selling.

Winning Distributor: Axis New England (United States)

As a leading automation technology center dating back to 1994, Axis New England provides innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges with a focus on motion control, robotics, and industrial automation. Its staff of over 50 employees are headquartered outside of Boston with an engineering group based in Rochester, New York, and branch locations in both Connecticut and New Hampshire. Axis has been an Omron distributor since 2006.

Winning Distributor: Southern Controls (United States)

Southern Controls is a company specializing in automation and control technology that was founded in 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Winning Distributor: Barmex (Mexico)

Barmex provides solutions for power transmission and motion control that allow industrial facilities to function with greater speed and efficiency. It was founded in 1969 as a wholesale company dedicated to importing the best brands and products available on the global market.

In Mexico, Omron has embarked upon an evolution of its sales organization that features its sales partners as a critical and fundamental part of its strategy.

Winning Distributor: Proax Technologies (Canada)

Proax Technologies is a leading distributor of technical automation products with a focus on providing innovative solutions in the areas of machine automation, motion control and machine safety. It currently has over 100 employees with 11 branch locations across Canada.

In Canada, Omron continues to invest significantly in the local market.

About Omron Automation

Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include robotics, sensing, motion, logic, safety, and more. Established in 1933 and currently headed by president Yoshihito Yamada, Omron’s 36,000 employees help businesses solve problems with creativity in more than 110 countries.

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