Omron Announces FY18 Distributor of the Year Award Winners

Omron Automation Americas has announced the regional winners of their 2018 fiscal year’s Distributor of the Year awards. This prestigious distinction recognizes Omron’s top channel partners for excellence in revenue growth, local engagement, expertise and solution selling.

Winning Distributor: Southern Controls (United States)

Southern Controls, a company specializing in automation and control technology, marks its second consecutive year as a winning distributor. On August 6th, Omron Automation Americas executives Robb Black, CEO and COO, and Mark Sadie, VP of US and Strategic Sales, personally presented the award to the Southern Controls executive management team, which included Joe Davis, Mark Grooms, Scott Davis, Alan Davis and Chris Tolliver.

Founded in 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama, Southern Controls has multiple offices and local support throughout Alabama and surrounding states. The company is honored to be named US Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row, and it places great value on its partnership with Omron. “The combined strengths of Southern Controls’ and Omron’s engineering and sales teams have proven to be a winner in our marketplace. We look forward to continuing our success with Omron in 2019,” says Mark Grooms, Southern Controls’ president.

Winning Distributor: Calvek (Mexico)

Calvek is a company with almost 30 years of experience with innovative solutions designed to improve the productivity of its customers. Offering full-scale automation solutions, as well as other smaller-scale projects and products, the company serves as a point of entry into the future. From component products to robotic solutions, Calvek succeeds in being a best-in-class and thoroughly reliable supplier.

According to Mauricio Blanc, Omron’s executive director of the Latin American region, the partnership with Calvek has been a strong enabler of the company’s growth in Mexico.

Winning Distributor: Taylor Fluid Systems (Canada)

In the Canadian region, the Distributor of the Year award goes to Taylor Fluid Systems (TFS), a leading distributor of automation, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. TFS has been in business since 1976 and currently has three locations in southwestern Ontario. In FY2018, it grew ahead of the market and their peer group in tough economic conditions spurred on by political uncertainty.

The success of TFS stems in large part from its business model that puts customers first, focuses on technical excellence and seeks to solve the most demanding application challenges. Through this model, the company has significantly grown both its own brand loyalty and that of Omron. Customers stay loyal even after they change companies, which often pulls TFS into new accounts and applications.

About Omron Automation

Omron Automation is an industrial automation partner that creates, sells and services fully integrated automation solutions that include sensing, control, safety, vision, motion, robotics 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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