Waterloo EDC Blog

Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion in...


Topics: manufacturing, Q&A, robotics & automation

Automation giant Beckhoff moves Canadian HQ to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 23, 2021

One of the world’s largest automation companies has relocated its Canadian headquarters to Waterloo Region. Beckhoff Automation Canada has moved into an 11,000 square-foot office in Cambridge, Ontario, that will help increase warehousing and customer support capabilities.

The new location offers optimal space for customer training, seminars, sales activities and technical support. The facility...


Topics: manufacturing, expansion stories, robotics & automation

Building Robots: Q&A with Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 18, 2021

Robotics is a complicated business.

You need to have visionary leaders who can identify a problem expensive enough to need robots and a solution affordable enough that it’s reasonable. You need top talent in two very different industries, technology and manufacturing. You need support: money and expertise.

There’s a reason why you don’t see robotics clusters popping up everywhere.

We know that...


Topics: manufacturing, Q&A, robotics & automation

Mapped: North America’s top advanced manufacturing clusters

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 10, 2021

This article is part of a series that looks at the highest-density clusters in North America. Stay tuned for entries on technology, business services, finance and insurance, food and beverage, creative industries and life sciences.

Are you looking to reshore your manufacturing capacity or move your international manufactured products to markets and supply chains in North America? It’s important...


Topics: manufacturing, robotics & automation, strategic location

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